Saturday, January 24, 2015

A historic increase in road deaths in 2014 – Europe1

A historic increase in road deaths in 2014 – Europe1

Europe 1

Europe 1

Bernard Cazeneuve Monday will announce an increase in the number of deaths on French roads in 2014. This is the first year of growth for twelve years. The Interior Minister will contact the office of the National Council for Road Safety and present a new series of measurements. He must announce that between 120 and 140 more deaths were recorded in 2014 compared to 2013, according to three reliable sources close to road safety.

403 lives “saved” in 2013 . This is the first annual increase since 2001. The number of road deaths fell by 10.5% in 2013, reaching a new record low since 1948, the year of the first statistics. There had been killed in 2013 or 3268 403 lives saved in one year. The government had posted last year a target of reducing to 2,000 deaths per year on the roads in 2020.

With a few exceptions, such as the year 2001, the number of deaths on roads is steadily declining since 1973. That year, authorities had identified more than 18,000 deaths in France. Mortality has been divided by five in a little over forty years in France

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“unacceptable” rise because “avoidable” “The minister will announce a rise in mortality after 12 years of decline. This rise is all the more unacceptable it was avoidable, “responded Chantal Perrichon, president of the League against road violence. “This rise is the responsibility of the public authority that has announced no new measures since March 2013,” and the radar set-up of the third generation in unmarked cars, she said. To reduce deaths on the roads, the League against road violence calls for the rapid establishment of a law banning radar detectors, the passage of 90 to 80 km / h of the speed limit on French secondary network or the prohibition of phone practice driving, including the use of Bluetooth

Peter Chasseray, association 40 million motorists, this increase must, however, be qualified. “in terms of road deaths, 2014 is the second best year since statistics exist, “he said

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A measure concerning alcohol, no decrease in speed To stem this increase. mortality, the Minister shall submit on Monday a new series of measurements. One of them is drinking and driving, according to several sources corroborating relatives. The Minister has already repeated a general decline in the speed limit of 90 km / h to 80 km / h on two-way roads recommended by the National Road Safety Council (NSRC) was excluded . This limitation will be tested on a few sections.

After a year of entry into force, the Paris City Hall and police headquarters fired on Monday a “very positive” reduction of 80 to 70 km / h maximum speed on the device with a 15% decrease in the number of accidents reported, and an increase in the average speed.


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