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Club News: ACA critique new road safety measures in France

Publication date: 28 January 2015

In 2014, France saw an increase in fatalities on French roads for the first time since 2001. As a result, the Ministry of the Interior has announced a series of 26 measures aiming to reduce the number of deaths to under 2,000 by 2020. The ACA has released a critique of these measures.

The ACA is pleased with the inclusion of road infrastructure into the measures and urges the government to assess the roads to develop realistic speed limits. The measures against inebriation and those mitigating driver distraction are also welcomed by the ACA.

However, the Club deplores the lack of announcement regarding driver training. It urges the French government to look at initiatives coming from other European countries in terms of second-phase driver training. In Austria, second-phase driver training has enable a reduction by one third the fatalities among young drivers.


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