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