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80km/h on the secondary network

Making road safety a priority
 

The ACL is against a blanket lowering of the maximum permitted speed limit outside of urban areas from 90 to 80km/h, as has been requested by La Sécurité Routière. Furthermore, Denmark, which is frequently cited by those defending the notion, has increased the speed limit on some of its roads from 80 to 90km/h. Tests performed between 2011 and 2014 and since extended to other roads have actually shown that, in the case of safe roads, this increase had no negative impact on road safety and actually improved the flow of the traffic without the average speed increasing.
This is a prime example of the important role that road infrastructure plays in terms of safety.
Indeed, the rules imposed by the highway code only improve safety if they are adhered to. Before introducing any further prohibitions and obligations to our highway code, the ACL would like to see the implementation of measures that would  encourage road users to adhere to the rules already in place, be it in terms of training new drivers, continuously raising awareness among road-users in general, eliminating accident black spots, monitoring the way in which the obligations currently in place are adhered to and considering the introduction of more effective penalties for those who have not been impressed by the increase in repressive measures in recent years.


Communiqué de presse : Priorité aux aménagements sécuritaires du réseau routier