a Total of 253 people died in road accidents in France in February, and more than 5.200 injured. The figures represent an increase of 17 per cent more deaths and 22 per cent more damaged compared with the same month of last year. Month will therefore be the second in a row with increased deaths, after a ”historic” reduction in the number of deaths in 2018, according to the French transport administration.
the Authority explains the increase of extensive sabotage of speed cameras in recent months, which led to an overly relaxed behavior in traffic.
”The strong increase of deaths on the roads recorded in the previous month (February) is mainly about pedestrians, cyclists, young people between the ages of 18-24 years old and seniors over 65 years,” writes the Swedish transport administration, in a comment, reports Le Monde.
told the interior minister Christophe Castaner, more than half of the country's approximately 3.200 speed cameras have been damaged or destroyed since the missnöjesrörelsen Yellow vests began the protests in mid-november of last year.
– Nearly 60 percent of the fartkamerorna have been sidelined, attacked, destroyed by those who claim to be a part of this movement, said Castaner then.
Fartkamerorna has been the subject of a growing anger from motorists and motorcyclists who are opposed to the speed limit on many roads in the last year was reduced from 90 to 80 kilometres an hour.