Controle Technique: Towards New Stricter Car Controls, Longer and Probably More Expensive

AUTOMOTIVE: The Controle Technique, ot CT test as it more commonly known, is to undergo a change and will be more picky from the 20th May  … The number of checkpoints for vehicles will increase. The controllers will determine the severity of failures. Troubleshooting “critical”, the vehicle will no longer circulate. Early this year, the …

Angers: Security is Tight in Front of Schools

National and municipal police were mobilised during the start of this school year, to avoid attacks.  A specific plan has been set up between 8 am and 9 pm and between 4 pm and 5 pm … National and municipal police were mobilised on Thursday 1st September, for the start of the school year, for safety against attacks. A specific security plan has been set …

Brest : Police Intensifies Controls

Police were at the roundabout from the station, this afternoon. One hundred drivers were checked. “National Police! Please present the vehicle documents! ”  Between 2.30pm and 3.30pm, at the roundabout from the railway station, the officers repeated the orders over a hundred times. In the descent to the commercial port, orange cones limited circulation. With …

Loire-Atlantique: The Prefect Bans Public Demonstrations and Rallies this Weekend

Because of the COP21 of the terrorist threat and mobilizing the police force, all demonstrations are prohibited on Saturday and Sunday, announces the Prefecture … Demonstrations and rallies on public roads is strictly prohibited this Saturday and Sunday, for whatever reason, announced the prefect of Loire-Atlantique, Henri-Michel Comet this afternoon. “This decision comes at a …

New ‘rule of two’ in jet cockpits

Following the tragic Airline crash earlier this week by the Germanwings aircraft in the South of France, airlines across the globe have ordered there should be two people in the cockpit at all times. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately flew the Airbus A320 into the ground near Seyne-les-Alpes, …

Smoke Alarms must be fitted

From the 8th March of this year, owners of properties in France, must have smoke alarms fitted.  If you are currently renting a property, and no alarms are fitted then you need to get in touch with your landlord or rental agency to see about getting some fitted before the deadline. The law, which was …

Better Safety for Municipal Police

The government has announced that it will finance the purchase of bulletproof vests, revolvers and better equipped radio stations in order to improve the safety and efficiency of the municipal police. The Minister of the Interior announced earlier today at tyhe end of a meeting with Municipal police unions, that the government will make available …