Sunday, January 25, 2015

The poor figures 2014 –

The poor figures 2014 –


The number of road deaths has increased in 2014. / Photo AFP.

                             The number of road deaths has increased in 2014. / Photo AFP.


Bernard Cazeneuve will announce tomorrow 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 measures.

facing the desk of the National Council for Road Safety, it must confirm that between 120 and 140 more deaths were recorded in 2014 compared to 2013, according to three reliable sources close to the road safety interviewed. 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 a 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 2001, the number of road deaths has been declining steadily 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.

“This rise is all the more unacceptable it was avoidable,” responded Chantal Perrichon, the president of the League against road violence claiming the rapid establishment of a law banning radar detectors, the transition from 90 to 80 km / h the speed limit on French secondary network.

Pierre Chasseray, association 40 million motorists, this increase is only relative: “In terms of road deaths, 2014 is the second best year since statistics exist”

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