Since August 1, the code of the road Polynesian required all motorists to be equipped with a safety kit consisting of a high visibility vest with reflective tape and triangle pre- signaling. However, the National Gendarmerie and the Land Transport agreed on one point: it is not binding on both wheels.
Two weeks after its entry into force, the law on wearing the vest remains poorly understood for some road users. Article 316-16 of the Code effectively imposes the road to motorists and other heavyweights to embark on board a safety kit. It contains a pre-warning triangle and reflective vest. If the part of car drivers so the message went well, the other categories of users (two wheels but also tricycles and quadric-cycles) still have doubts about what to do.
To avoid any misinterpretation of the law, André, head of communications at the Land Transport Department states: "Article 316-16 on two wheels specifies that" I and II provisions (car drivers and trucks) do not apply to drivers of vehicles with 2 or 3 wheels and quadric-cycles without bodywork engines. However, it is actually advisable to wear bright and visible safety vest.
But the jacket is compulsory for another category of "users" of the least known road that one, casual vendors such as sellers (Tahitian chestnut) or sellers at auction (Article 313-43).
From September, the men in blue will conduct regular checks in the vicinity of schools, colleges and high schools. "We will make the salivary test on two-wheeler drivers as there are many schools that go to school in scooters or motorcycles. It always comes within the framework of prevention. (... ) This is an operation that is primarily part of a general policy to fight against all addictions. "