On The Right Road

The French government hasn't had many domestic policy wins of late, but it can claim a success on the roads. Just over two years ago, the country's road death count was the highest in Europe at more than 8,000 per year. But over the summer, the number of road fatalities fell by 13.7% compared to the same period last year. The drop came on the back of a slide of more than 20% between 2002 and 2003, from 7,242 to 5,731. The main reason: a big drop in speeding. Since the first quarter of 2002, the number of motorists exceeding the...

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