"These cards, we know them by heart", sweeps Dominique Bussereau. Asked by Wendy Bouchard after the publication of a study by the League against Violence Routière, Sunday on Europe 1, the President of the Assembly of French Departments (ADF), also former Minister of Transport, denounced a " annoying demagoguery "in the debate on the limitation to 80 km / h.
A complaint against Chantal Perrichon
"She accused us of preferring the blood on the roads rather than to hurt our voters," said the former minister indignantly about Chantal Perrichon, president of the League against Violence Routière. "She will have to answer to the dean of the judges of instruction of Clermont-Ferrand of a complaint which we deposited, all the departments of France, for public insult."
Interviewed by Europe 1 Sunday morning, Chantal Perrichon said her intention to send a letter to 4,000 elected officials, prefects, parliamentarians and presidents of county councils to alert them to the concentration of fatal accidents on "beautiful" secondary roads ... And trying to influence the decisions of some of them, while the government paved the way in June to a return to 90 km / h on some axes.
"We know, axis by axis, the places that can be dangerous"
"Very good if we send them by post, but it will be a repetition", replies the President of the ADF about these cards. "In each department, the president of the department, his technicians, elected officials in charge of the road network have accidentology maps. (...) In Charente-Maritimes, I have 6,000 km of departmental roads, we know, axis by axis, places that can be dangerous. "
"A large part of the network will remain at 80 km / h", still reassures Dominique Bussereau. "There are some very high quality axes with emergency stop strips, overtaking possibilities, which we will put back to 90. But there are even areas where we will lower the speed because we is on the edge of the ocean and there is wind, (...) because there is game, etc. " And to conclude: "The elected officials are not there to please their voters who think that going faster is better.We are perfectly aware, as the state, of the need to reduce the number of dead on our roads. "