The French government is not exactly enamored with motorcycle riders, and with an incredible high increase in motorcycle deaths in March of this year (in comparison with March 2010), they'll even like us less.
During the same month, a total increase in road deaths for all vehicles types was reported to be 2.7%, so an increase of 49% for motorcycle deaths is going to be noticed.
It's bad enough when more bikers go to that eternal twisty-in-sky, but when the government uses the death rate as an excuse to make our lives even more impossible, it's a real bad thing. Obviously the government is not going to tell us the cause of so many deaths. As relevant studies have already determined, it's usually the cause of cars. But then, the government can't go and make the lives of car drivers a living hell, since they'll loose all the votes.
Via: Minister Of Transport