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23 July 2013

France to reduce national speed limit?

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The French government is considering lowering the national speed limit from 130km/h to 120km/h on motorways and from 90km/h to 80km/h on roads.

The move, being led by Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls, comes after the recent announcement of a drop in the number of deaths on roads in France during the first half of 2013.

Valls has said that he wants to see the number of roads deaths fall below 2,000 a year by 2020. Speed limits may also be further reduced in cities.

A full set of formal proposals are due to be unveiled by Valls this autumn.
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