From Monday, February 1, moped users in France will no longer be able to filter through multi-lane traffic following a four-year study in 11 French Departments.
The experimental project aimed to make the practice safer, but after accidents increased by 12 percent rather than decreased, a halt was called.
France’s interministerial delegate for road safety, Marie Gautier-Melleray, employed considerable under-statement when she said: “However, the result is not up to our expectations.”
Riders of motorised two-wheelers accounted for 23.1 percent of deaths in 2019 while their share in road traffic was just two percent. With the same mileage covered, the risk of losing his life for a driver of two-wheelers is 22 times higher than for users of light vehicles, Le Figaro reports.
At this stage it is unclear whether the prohibition on ‘filtering’ will be imposed in Monaco.
FILE PHOTO: Mopeds in Monaco Jack Brodie