last July, when its entry into force, the limitation to 80 km/h has not replaced the 90 km/h but there is added. It is as well that some of the sections include to present many changes of speed limit, that overwhelm and trap more motorists. In addition to these variations-up, certain rules do not facilitate the life of the driver when he attempts to take knowledge of the maximum speed allowed.

Without the splitter, if you drive on a single lane, the speed limit is 80 km/h even if no signaling states. On the other hand, when the road widens to two lanes (in the same direction of movement), gait, legal normally goes up to 90 km/h. In both cases, the local authorities do not have the obligation to affix signs, since these limitations fall under the general rule defined by the decree n° 2018-487 of June 15, 2018. No one is supposed to ignore the law. But on the servings to two lanes without a central median, if a speed lower than 90 km/h applies, a panel shall so indicate.

Even when a project is stopped (or terminated), at night or on public holidays, temporary speed reduced remains in force. Attention in this case to radar alone (the big grey boxes draggable), now frequently installed in these areas, and flashing to the limitation specified, at any time and 7j/7.

Finally, if you travel on a road where the restriction is lower than that provided for by the rules of the road for this type of pathway (e.g., 70 km/h instead of 90 on a 2 x 2-way splitter), be aware that after a crossing, and if no sign of reminder of the previous speed is not present, it no longer applies. This is when the pace provided for by the general regulations which shall prevail.

On the route between Pacy-sur-Eure and Caen (via the N13 and the D613), with a length of 141 km, Auto Plus has identified 130 variations of the speed limit. Either change all of 1.08 km. The record is however held by Dijon-Beaune (36 km via the D974), which has 42 changes of the maximum speed allowed. This gives us a change all 0,86 km, a figure that made him react when we know that 80 km/h, one kilometer is traversed in only 45 seconds! In these conditions, it seems difficult to strictly adhere to the regulations for motorists, the most legalistic. Unless you have a wizard driving assistance type Coyote.

Before, there was 20 km/h gap between the movement imposed on these axes, out-of-town (70-90-110). But today, according to Auto Plus, the vast majority of changes affects passages 70 to 80 or 80 to 90 km/h, and vice versa. However, to change his pace of 10 km/h also frequently appears vain, and is proving difficult to implement when the variations succeed each other at a few hundred meters apart. For example, on the route of Pacy-sur-Eure in Caen, one passes 27 times from 80 to 90, and 28 times from 90 to 80 km/h Or 55 limit changes on 130 due to the appearance of the 80 km/h (previously it was travelling at 90 on all of these portions). As for the journey Saumur-Niort, on the part between Parthenay and the chef-lieu of the deux-Sèvres, almost 100 % of the variations of speed are passages of 80 to 90 or vice versa! Idem, between Beaune and Dijon, but also Meaning and Auxerre.

In conclusion, the concurrent changes of limitation on a same route have at least the virtue of increasing offences and to swell the revenue of the State. According to the finance bill 2019, the radars are expected to earn $ 1.23 billion euros of revenue in 2019, which represents an increase of 12% compared to the 2018 and two times more than ten years ago.

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