Drôme: gendarmes increase road checks for holiday departures

Drôme: gendarmes increase road checks for holiday departures
Drôme: gendarmes increase road checks for holiday departures

It’s the holidays! And you can see it on the road… especially on the A7. Bison futé sees red going downhill, all weekend. This Friday afternoon, it even took two and a half hours to go from Lyon Orange, that’s an hour more than usual. And who says more people on the roads, says more risk of accident. This is why the departmental road safety squadron is increasing its checks this weekend. The gendarmes were posted at the Valence Sud toll barrier this Friday.

Prevention and sanctions

The aim of this control is mainly to reminding motorists of good behavior as Commander Wagner, head of the road safety squadron in Drôme, explains: “Prevention is part of our daily lives. Going on holiday requires preparation, you have to plan breaks, check the vehicle’s oil level, the tire pressure, etc.” The police also noted certain offences such as not wearing a seat belt or a vehicle driving on the emergency lane to go faster. “It happens quite often. Many people today are inattentive, we must keep in mind that we are not all alone on the road, the users around us also have the right to safety”, recalls Commander Wagner.

While 15 people have died on the roads of Drôme since the beginning of the yearthe worst results in four years, the police will increase the number of checks this summer to avoid as many accidents as possible.

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