Routes of Morbihan: Reinforced Police and Gendarmerie Patrols at Christmas

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The Prefect of Morbihan asked the police to increase the number of road checks during the Christmas holiday season.

In the first eleven months of the year, 40 people died on the roads of Morbihan, a figure up 33% compared to last year at this time. Faced with this alarming situation, the Prefect of Morbihan asked the police to increase the number of road checks during the Christmas holiday season.

The Prefect of Morbihan asked the police to increase the number of road checks and to exercise extreme firmness against risky behavior, “especially during the holidays of the year traditionally often characterized by excessive alcohol consumption. “

Reinforced daily checks

Police and gendarmerie will be strongly mobilized on all the roads of the department during the holiday season. Daily alcohol tests will take place and risk behavior will be punished. “Administrative suspension of license will be applied for the most serious offenses. As a reminder, the prefecture of Morbihan delivered 2089 administrative suspensions in 2017 (1940 in 2016).”

Increase in mortality of 33%




This increased vigilance follows the bad worrying figures of road safety. “Over the first eleven months of the year, 40 people died on the roads of Morbihan, a figure up 33% compared to last year at the same time. Excessive alcohol consumption speed remain the main causes of fatal accidents. the situation in our department, already bad last year and remains critical and reflects a general decline in alertness and increased risk practices. 

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