Mr Patrice Cellario, Monaco’s Minister of the Interior, and Mrs Sylvie Petit-Leclair, Attorney General of the Principality, met the press on Thursday, August 29, to express their support for ongoing cooperation with the French authorities on road safety issues, particularly in connection with speeding Monaco drivers.

The Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Prince’s Government and the Government of the French Republic, signed in Paris on November 8, 2005, has been in focus in recent days as the French authorities said they will be enforcing cross-border agreements in regard to Monaco-registered vehicles exceeding French speed limits in “a dangerous manner.”

There has been a steady decline in the number of repeat offenders, with just 20 Monaco drivers exceeding French speed limits more than 50 times in a year in 2019, compared to 117 in 2017.

“The fight against road incivility is a strong focus of the Government’s security policy,” Patrice Cellario said. “It must apply both in Monaco and abroad. A feeling of impunity can not exist. The figures presented show that we are working in the right direction.” However, the number of speeding offences remains too high, he said.

PHOTO: Mr Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, and Mme Sylvie Petit-Leclair, Procureur-General of Monaco © – Monaco Government Press Office/Michael Alesi