The number of road deaths increased in 2014 for the first time
in twelve years. Bernard Cazeneuve Monday will announce new measures.
Bernard Cazeneuve Monday will announce an increase in the number of deaths on French roads in 2014, the first year of growth for twelve years, and present a new series of measurements. One of them is drinking and driving, according to several sources corroborating relatives. The maximum permitted blood alcohol content could be lowered. The Interior Minister will address Monday at the office of the National Road Safety Council (NSRC).
In recent days, the Pharmacy Academy – coincidence? – Have campaigned for a driving license suspended for a driver drunk driving is rendered that after a capillary test. Three inches of hair are enough to determine whether a person has actually been sober or not during the three-month suspension.
No limitation to 80 km / h widespread
In December already, Bernard Cazeneuve explained that he intended to take action “all-out” to halt the rise in road deaths looming for 2014. But he also repeated a general decrease the speed limit of 90 km / h to 80 km / h two-way roads recommended by the NCRP, was excluded. This limitation will be tested on some sections (*).
For Chantal Perrichon League president against road violence, “this rise (mortality) 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. It therefore calls for the rapid establishment of a law banning radar detectors, the transition from 90 to 80 km / h of the French speed limits on the secondary network or the prohibition of phone practice driving, . including the use of Bluetooth
For Pierre Chasseray, association 40 million motorists, this increase is only relative: R 20;In terms of road deaths, 2014 is the second best year since statistics exist. With a first assessment evaluated by the 3389 combination of road deaths, 256 victims in 2014 appears less than in 2012 and 870 fewer than in 2011, “, said the association in a statement Saturday. For the president, do not forget that drinking and driving is the leading cause of death on the roads.
(*) Input After one year 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.
forward Between 120 and 140 deaths in 3268 killed more than in 2013. According to several sources, Bernard Cazeneuve must announce that between 120 and 140 more deaths were recorded in 2014 compared to 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.
Objective 2000. The government had posted last year a target of reducing to 2,000 deaths per year on the roads in 2020. few exceptions, such as 2001, the number of road deaths has been declining steadily since 1973. That year, the authorities had identified more than 18,000 deaths in France. Mortality has been divided by five in a little over forty years in France.
Alcohol root cause. According to INSEE, in three fatal accidents, alcohol is responsible and in these accidents, it is the men who drive 92%. These fatalities were mostly (71%) occur at night on county roads.