With 290 killed, road deaths explode in August 2019

With 290 Killed, Road Deaths Explode in August 2019

According to Road Safety figures, the number of deaths jumped by 17.9% in August 2019, reviving the debate on the limitation to 80 km/h. The spectacular increase in road deaths on the roads of France in August (+ 17.9%) again fueled the debate between pro and anti 80km/h: the authorities see there the persistent effect of the destruction […]

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Road safety: the number of road deaths is stable in June 2019

Road safety: The Number of Road Deaths is Stable in June 2019

According to road safety figures, 290 people died on the roads in June 2019, as much as in June 2018. But mortality is increasing in Overseas territories of France. The number of road deaths in mainland France remained stable in June 2019. According to preliminary estimates of the National Interministerial Observatory of Road Safety (ONISR) published Tuesday 9th July, 2019, 290 […]

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The maximum speed allowed on secondary roads will not be raised to 90 km/h in Loire-Atlantique

Why Loire-Atlantique Will Keep the Maximum Speed Limit at 80 km/h

In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, the president of the Department of Loire-Atlantique explains why the maximum authorized speed limit will not be raised to 90 km/h. Friday 7th June 2019, Philippe Grosvalet, President of the Department of Loire-Atlantique, sent a letter to Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister, about the speed limit on departmental roads. #Routes Le Département […]

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Relaxing the 80 km/h speed limit could be possibme, Edouard Philippe has said

Relaxing the 80 km/h: Edouard Philippe is in Favour

On Thursday 16th May, 2019, the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe said he saw “no inconvenience” to let the presidents of departments relax the highly controversial measure. He dragged it like a ball on a chain for months. Edouard Philippe is now in favour of easing the controversial 80 km/h measure on secondary roads. Asked by Franceinfo this Thursday 16th May, 2019, […]

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The return of 90km/h speed limit on certain roads

Speed ​​at 80 km/h: A First Victory for Opponents with the Senate Amendment

An amendment voted by the Senate opens the door for a return to 90 km/h speed limit on certain roads. A first step towards a return to the 90 km/h speed limit on certain roads? The Senate has just passed an amendment allowing local officials to set the maximum speed limit on secondary roads. This amendment gives competence to the […]

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Speed Limit at 80 km/h: Radars Flashed Double the Normal in July 1

Speed Limit at 80 km/h: Radars Flashed Double the Normal in July

In July 2018, compared to last year, the secondary road radars, which changed to 80 km/h at the beginning of the month, flashed twice as many motorists. The number of motorists flashed on roads where the speed limit has been lowered to 80 km/h has doubled in one year, at the risk of reviving criticism against this government […]

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The speed limit of 80 km/h remains the rule on two-way roads

Appeal against the Reduction to 80 km/h: the Council of State does not Suspend the Decree

The Council of State rejected on Wednesday 25th July the appeal of 57 deputies who wanted to cancel the passage of the speed limit from 90 to 80 km/h. On Wednesday 25th July, the Council of State issued its decision on the urgent procedure filed by 57 deputies against the decree reducing the maximum speed limit allowed on two-way […]

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Speed Limit sign vandalised between Orne and Calvados

Speed Limit at 80 km/h: Vandalized Sign between Orne and Calvados

The new 80 km/h speed limit does not please everyone. At the edge of the Orne and Calvados, a sign was torn off, folded and abandoned in a small path. Since the 1st July 2018, 2-lane roads without a center divider has a new speed limit of 80 km/h. A measure that causes many reactions. In Orne, the department decided […]

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