The government is concerned. For four consecutive months the death rate on French roads has risen. Knowing as we do that speed kills, the government has decided to take measures to incite the French to kill their speed.
1) Exceeding the speed limit by 50km/h will become a criminal offence rather than a civil offence.
2) Speed radars will no longer have warning signs placed just before them.
3) Radar warning devices are to be banned.
4) The position of fixed radars will no longer be published.
Great has been the outcry ! After all, the leading radar detectors are French made ! People will lose their jobs. There have been demonstrations.
Also the removal of the warning signs for radars makes it look as if the government is after money. Won't people suddenly spot the radars and slam on the anchors, leading to more deaths, not fewer ?
Anyway, after protests from many MPs the government has halted the removal of the warning signs. Watch this space !