Number of road deaths on the decline - The French government is expected to announce a decline in the number of road deaths in 2018. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe "personally" in favor of lowering the speed limit on certain national and departmental roads from 90 km / h to 80 km / h, is due to make the announcement this morning. The new measure has been largely criticized by "yellow vests" with vandalism and destruction of nearly 60% of radars according to the Ministry of the Interior.
After a historic lows of 2013 (3,427 deaths), France saw the number of deaths increase for three consecutive years between 2014 and 2016 - unseen since 1972. But in the first eleven months of 2018, the Road Safety has reported 3 176 deaths (metropolis and Overseas), 193 less than between January and November 2017.
Local media has reported that police in Nice have recently been equipped with LBD’s or better known under their brand name as “Flash-Balls”. ... Read More