France, speed limit for motorhomes reduced to 80 km/h

The French government announced a new speed limit for motorhomes, reduced to 80 km/h. The measure will be applied on secondary roads network; the same speed limit established for trucks.

The new measure is only for secondary roads

The French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, officially announced, 9th January 2018, the intention of the Government to reduce the speed limit for motorhomes on secondary roads to 80 km/h. This measure will take effect on 1st July 2018.
As expected, motorhomers are obviously worried, they have not accepted the news willingly; therefore, they have already announced that they will try all possible means to stop this measure.

The objective is to reduce the number of accidents that have been happening on French roads in recent times.

However, according to comments in motorhome forums, many people think that this measure can lead to more accidents.
Of course, most agree on a common idea: this new limitation would rather be aimed at swelling the coffers of the state, instead of improving road safety.

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