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French Force Speed Restrictions

French Force Speed Restrictions
Jan 12
2018
👤 by Cathryn Ellis

If you've got employees driving across Europe for business or even to head for ski resorts, you may wish to inform them about new speed limits in France.

Reacting to news that the speed limit on some roads in France is due to be reduced, RAC European driving spokesman Simon Williams said: “While the decision to reduce the speed limit from 90km/h to 80km/h (56m/h to 50m/h) on 400,000km of departmental roads in France will not be popular with French motorists, we know from experience in the UK that those roads are responsible for far more deaths than motorways and dual carriageways. We also know that speed is one of the biggest contributory factors in injury accidents.

“How effective this will be very much depends on the level of compliance from motorists and naturally, the level of police enforcement. There are, of course, accusations from French motoring groups that this is not about road safety at all, but about raising extra money from motorists through fines.

“British drivers visiting France making longer journeys are unlikely to experience too much impact as the majority of those miles will probably be driven on bigger, faster roads. British drivers will, however, clearly have to get used to driving 10mph slower on A and B roads than they would at home otherwise their visits may prove expensive.”

“Deaths on French roads have increased for three consecutive years and are almost double the number of those seen in the UK so it is clear that action needed to be taken to save lives."

Picture: Tell travellers not to cross that bridge when they come to it - prepare now for reduce speed limits on A and B French roads

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