A review of motor vehicle-related fatalities in France indicates that there has been a consistent downward trend during the past 30 years. The first step on the way to recognizing road safety issues in France was the appointment of a national delegate for road safety by the prime minister in July 1972. The next two steps occurred in 1973 with the legislation of additional roadway safety laws, the first imposing speed limits and the second enforcing seatbelt use. The final of these four key steps was the establishment of a stricter driving-under-influence law in 1978. These four actions have been noted as key contributors to the reduction in roadway fatalities in France between 1972 and 1980. As a result of the ongoing safety campaign, France was recognized and awarded by the European Transport Safety Council with the Road Safety PIN award.
French Lessons: A Review of an Effective Road Safety Program Andrew M Kwasniak; Michael J Kuzel Institute of Transportation Engineers. ITE Journal; Au
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