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Re: 80 Kilometres an hour

Not to crow but I predicted more accidents and deaths as soon as the 80kph change was announced.

Reverting piecemeal is not the answer and is more likely to make things worse than better.

As ever myoptic French attempts to influence end results fail because they do not address root causes.

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Map-of-France-shows-roads-changing-speed-back-to-90kph


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Re: 80 Kilometres an hour

AnOther wrote : Not to crow but I predicted more accidents and deaths as soon as the 80kph change was announced.

Here in Brittany, well in Morbihan, official figures published last July showed that, after a year of 80kph, both death rates and serious injury rates had fallen.
I cannot remember if the number of incidents was fewer or not.

Consequently, perhaps, there has been little motivation to revert the speed limit back up to 90kph.
If I can find the actual historic info then I will include a link.

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If people insist on playing numbers games please use viable data. One year’s figures do not represent a trend.
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BinB wrote : One year’s figures do not represent a trend.

Yes I agree .. but as the change to 80kph from 90kph was only made from July 1st 2018 for one year then the figures are only going to relate to one year.
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It doesn’t work like that. One year’s worth of data is useless, it shows a snapshot not a trend.
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Yes we need a lot more deaths to establish a pattern.
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French drivers are doing their best, Théière. This was a recent headline in La Montagne, the regional paper:

"Un conducteur âgé de 12 ans intercepté par les gendarmes en Creuse, son père ivre sur le siège passager"

It doesn't say what speed the 4x4 was doing when it passed the gendarmes, though. Maybe a safe 80kph.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>Théière wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">Yes we need a lot more deaths to establish a pattern.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

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