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 National Assembly is examining the mobility bill

Bike, carpool, 80 km/h … the Assembly is Examining the Mobility Bill

MPs begin the review of the draft mobility Bill, which includes a package for greener commuting and taxation of air transport. The National Assembly seizes Monday, June 3, 2019 the sprawling text of law on mobility, which promises jousting around the easing of 80 km/h speed limit and taxation of air transport. Already passed in the Senate at […]

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The death toll increased by 7.3% on the roads of France in March 2019.

Road Fatalities up in March, for the Third Month in a Row

In March 2019, 250 people died on the road, an increase of 7.3% over last year, according to Road Safety figures. After two months of increases in  January and February, road mortality figures did not decline in March . According to preliminary estimates of the National Interministerial Observatory of Road Safety (ONISR) published Friday, April 19, 2019, 250 people died on […]

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Yellow Vests have damaged 60 percent of speed radars in France

Yellow Vests: Almost 60% of Damaged Radars, Tens of Millions of Euros of Damage

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner gave an update on the degraded radars since the beginning of the movement. Road Safety deplores a “dramatic phenomenon”. Burned, tagged, sheeted , repainted, covered with a yellow vest, or downright demolished. These are images that have probably not escaped you on the roads since mid-November 2018, starting point of the movement of yellow vests : […]

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The Mayor of Lille (North) Martine Aubry announced that the ring road would go to 70 km/h

Lille: Beware, the Ring Road will Change to 70 Km/H !

The Mayor of Lille (Nord) Martine Aubry has just announced: the ring road will go to 70 km/h in February 2019. Explanations It’s a decision that will surely make a splash! The mayor of Lille (Nord) Martine Aubry has just announced that the ring road would go to 70 km/h instead of the current 90. The decision will come into force in February […]

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The number of deaths on the roads of metropolitan France fell sharply in August (-15.5%) with 251 people killed, against 297 in the same month in 2017.

Road Safety: The Number of Deaths Decreases in August

On Thursday, Road Safety campaigners welcomed the sharp drop, for the 4th consecutive month, of the number of deaths on the roads of France. The number of dead on the roads of metropolitan France fell sharply in August (-15.5%) with 251 people killed, against 297 in the same month in 2017, announced Road Safety Thursday 13th September. ℹ️ […]

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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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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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Speed limits on secondary routes in France reduced to 80 Km/h

It’s Done, Secondary Roads are now Limited to 80 km/h

After months of disputes, the change of the speed limits from 90 to 80 km/h on secondary roads is effective since Sunday 1st July Despite months of protest and controversy, the measure of reducing the speed limits comes into effect this Sunday, July 1st: 400,000 kilometers of roads are now limited to 80 km/h, not 90 km/h, […]

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