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How Safe are Europeans on French Roads this Summer?

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Posted: 25-May-2010

EU motorists planning their annual touring trip to France are warned that, while they can expect the highest safety engineering standards in Europe on the autoroutes, the safety of other popular French touring roads is far lower. British motorists face risk levels in France last seen on roads at home 15 years ago, according to a report launched today, commissioned by a consortium of European touring clubs and safety charities.

How safe are you on French roads? reports on an inspection of 4,300km of popular tourist roads in France. The inspection and assessment was undertaken in line with the safety rating being adopted worldwide and pioneered by the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP). The star rating assesses the risk of the most common causes of death on the road - collisions at junctions, running off the road, or hitting oncoming traffic.