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Free travel for angry yellow West

thousands were in France, back on the road at the weekend. No longer as many as before Christmas, finally, Emmanuel Macron has made concessions, such as the Eco-tax on petrol is withdrawn. Today, the President has also proposed that the citizens voice in a "national debate" their criticism and proposals for reform. There will be limits here, without a doubt, the reduction of the Pace, which have criticised the yellow vests from the very beginning sharp.

Until the summer of was on French country roads with no center line, Tempo 90, since 1. July is 80. If you drive too fast, a fine of a minimum of 68 euros threatens. The pace of reduction is around 400'000 road kilometres are affected. Against the phone Calls in the car, Paris is rigorous: if you are caught with the mobile phone at the wheel, must pay 100 Euro. In France, the mobile phone must not be held on the tax changes in the Hand, making Calls while Driving is also prohibited with Headsets.

Burned, blasted, painted, glued

explains The French government, that the speed reduction of up to 400 lives a year could be saved. "If you have to be unpopular, in order to save lives, then I want to be like that," defended the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, the Reform. France was in 2017, with 53 fatalities per Million inhabitants, slightly above the EU average.

Video: The yellow West recordings of the clashes between the Gilets jaunes and the police from 5 to demonstrate. January 2109. Video: Reuters

But the reasons for the pace of reducing the French are not convincing. Around three-quarters are against the measure, which has aroused the wrath of the yellow West. The protesters have covered radar, whose number the government intends to strengthen the control of the new measures, to be made a primary target. According to official data, the country are now around 60 per cent of the speed traps have been made unusable.

Since mid-November, were done in almost six out of ten radar systems "inoperable, and destroyed" has been attacked, is suing interior Minister Christophe Castaner. The unloved-control equipment were burned, blasted, painted, glued, into the waste sacks is plugged in or yellow vests and coils. In the Département of Côtes d’Armorin in Brittany were so turned off almost 90 percent of the speed traps. Who destroyed a speed camera, the threaten in France, up to 75'000 Swiss francs for buses and five years in prison.

Many French people consider the controls of the speed reduction as a modern robber barons. It is the government's only a matter of the citizens of even more money be squeezed out, criticize you. Trouble has also ensured that a part of the speed monitoring is to be outsourced to external companies. The government expected thanks to the increased speed limit, with a revenue of 1.2 billion euros for 2019. Two years ago “earned” the state of the buses is still a billion Euro. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 14.01.2019, 19:35 PM

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