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France: Record Number Of Tickets & Points in 2011

7
December
2012
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  France Statistics
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling
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2011 was a record year in France, but not a record year were we saw athletes surpass themselves, or a national football team win the world cup, or the French administration reduce the taxes. No, it was the year that saw the most number of points withdrawn from driving licenses, but funnily enough, a reduction in the number of driving licenses being shredded.

12,096,911 points were deducted from driving licenses during 2011 (an increase of 19.3% over 2010). The 12 million points were deducted from some 7,252,738 tickets, 78% of them for speeding and 2.43% for DUI. Because of the new red light radars, a dramatic increase in tickets for driving through a red light was seen, +128%.

For the speeding part (despite what the government is trying to tell you, speed doesn't kill, booze does), 5,600,000 speeding tickets were issued, which are 10 times more than in 2002.

During 2011, of the 3,963 road deaths, 1,150 died on the French roads because of DUIDriving Under Influence. Drinking and driving., representing 1 out of 3 deadly accidents. 1 out of 5 deadly accidents are related to speeding.

French Driving License Torn Up

0.7% less driving licenses were suspended, meaning that despite more license points being taken (you start with 12 points and when you've got 0 left, your license is suspended), people are still able to continue driving. What that means to me is that it's all about money, since each license points = money. What the official statistics don't show is how much money was "earned" during 2011.

For those of you who love reading lots of figures and statistics, you can read the very heavy 2011 report by downloading the .PDF file. But it's in French....

Click here to read the full 2011 report Open Interieur.Gouv link in a new window.

Via: Ministry of Interior



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