France cuts speed limit on roads after alarming rise in deaths

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the Guardian—Reduction on two-lane highways from 90km/h to 80km/h follows 3,500 fatalities on roads in 2016 The French government said on Tuesday it would lower the speed limit on two-lane highways to 80km/h (50mph) from 90km/h, hoping to reverse an alarming rise in road deaths. Several previous governments had toyed with the idea as a means of reducing highway deaths, which reached nearly 3,500 in 2016, but backed off in the face of widespread public opposition. Continue reading...

Portland poised to cut speed limit to 20 mph on side streets. Portland is preparing to lower the speed limit to 20 mph on residential streets. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the City Council will consider the change Wednesday. The move would generally affect … Click to Continue