CUTTING DOWN DEATH ON THE ROADS

 

 

 

 

New measures to cut down road accidents are to be introduced by Bernard Cazeneuve, France’s interior minister after end of year figures showed a  3.7 percent rise in the number of fatal road accidents in 2014.

☛ Young drivers will have to limit their alcohol drinking to 0.2mg/ml, a drop  from 0.5mg/ml and equivalent to one small bottle of beer.

☛ Zero tolerance on alcohol for young drivers

☛ Hands free-kits with earpieces and headphones will be illegal while driving, one road death in ten being linked to mobile phone use.

☛ More “double-face” speed cameras. These are the ones that flash you on both sides of the road.

☛ Tinted car windows banned

☛ Increased safety measures at pedestrian crossings

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