Motorists in Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme) will have to ease off from December 1. The mayor of the town, Olivier Bianchi, announced this Tuesday on Twitter the establishment of a campaign promise on speed in the streets of the city.
The limitation will drop to 30 km / h at the end of the year. “We already had 28% of the municipal territory which was in zone 30 and we are going to expand it”, indicated the elected official, according to France 3 Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.
Reduce pollution and the severity of accidents
The tracks currently limited to 50 km / h will thus increase to 30 km / h and those at 70 km / h will now be displayed at 50 km / h. On the other hand, the main boulevards will remain limited to 50 km / h. But the mayor specifies that he will give his constituents time to get used to these new measures. Awareness campaigns will begin in early 2022 by the police.
Olivier Bianchi has chosen to review the speed of traffic in Clermont-Ferrand like other large cities in recent years: Paris, Grenoble or even Montpellier. “On the one hand, this helps reduce pollution because it reduces car use. In addition, this reduces the issue of accidents and especially the seriousness of accidents, ”said the elected PS.