Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: St Auvent, France
Thanked 57 Times in 48 Posts
Having lived in rural France for over two years I am rather disappointed by some of the new regulations coming. I have felt that there is much more of a community spirit here than anywhere I have lived in the UK. With the speed camera warning signs I feel that I am living in a more sensible society and not one where faceless authority is out to catch everyone.
In reality warning signs warn of dangerous places where more care and less speed is demanded. With their removal those particularly dangerous spots become disguised and all motorists will need to keep one eye on the speedometer all the time. I would prefer to keep both eyes on the road.
I do look in the mirror frequently and have not had any problems with motorcyclists. In fact on the odd occasions when there has been a holdup I'm glad that bikes are not making them worse.
I'm sure that experts could argue that making all car occupants wear helmets would significantly reduce accident deaths and injuries. I think these same experts would argue against such measures because.........