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Speed Limits at 80 km/h: Which Departments are Most Affected?

On the 1st July, it will be necessary to lift the foot and reduce your speed limits to 80 km/h on secondary roads. But not all departments are in the same boat.

The magazine Autoplus reveals in its edition of June 8th, how many kilometers will be impacted by the reduction of the speed limits to 80 km/h on the 1st July and how many radars will be recalibrated, department by department.

While the Government originally mentioned 400,000 kilometers of two-way roads without a central separator, Autoplus made its calculations and relies instead on 466,000 km, to which must be added 571,000 km of secondary network “totally hidden by the public authorities”. It is therefore more than a million kilometers of track that is ultimately concerned. 

Paris not concerned

Thanks to the GPS manufacturer TomTom, Autoplus has made its calculations by department.

The most impacted department will be the Dordogne with 10 971 km concerned by the 80 km / h in front of the Channel (8 844 km), the Aveyron (8 770 km), the Charente-Maritime (8 692 km) and the Ille-et-Vilaine (8,561 km).

As Autoplus explains , it is rural France that will “taste”. There is only to make the comparison with the Ile-de-France. No kilometers involved in Paris , 6 km in the Val de Marne, 11 km in Seine-Saint-Denis, 13 km in the Hauts-de-Seine.



In contrast, Essonne (1,016 km), Yvelines (1,388 km) and Seine-et-Marne (4,374 km), will be more.

The situation is therefore contrasted according to the departments: 

  • Gironde: 7,887 km
  • Côtes-d’Armor: 7,658 km
  • Sarthe : 7 256 km
  • Morbihan : 7 137 km
  • Loire-Atlantique: 6,962 km
  • Seine-Maritime: 6,716 km
  • Eure-Loir: 6261 km
  • Finistère: 6543 km
  • Upper Garonne: 6186 km
  • Vendée: 5,961 km
  • Nord: 4 409 km
  • Jura : 4 216 km

Reprogrammed radars

The Seine-et-Marne is precisely the department where the number of radars to recalibrate is the largest: 47. Then come the Tarn-et-Garonne (46), the Eure (45), the Doubs (42). 

A total of 1,871 radars will be lowered to 80 km / h, or one in two. 

Here again, big differences according to the departments: 

  • Vendée : 40
  • Eure-et-Loire: 39
  • Lorraine : 37
  • Morbihan : 24
  • Haute-Garonne: 23
  • Sarthe : 23
  • Jura : 23
  • Gironde : 22
  • Loire-Atlantique: 21
  • Côtes d’Armor: 21
  • Seine-Maritime: 10
  • Finistère : 10
  • Yvelines : 3
  • Val-d’Oise: 3
  • North: 2

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