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In maps: A look at the most dangerous roads in your part of France

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In maps: A look at the most dangerous roads in your part of France
AFP/Ligue contra la violence routiere
13:13 CEST+02:00
As France prepares to implement a controversial cut in the speed limit the most dangerous stretches of roads in each department around the country have been mapped out. We take a closer look.

As France prepares to cut the speed limit on two lane countryside roads from 90 km/h to 80km/h, a road safety organisation, which is in favour of the controversial change, has mapped out the most dangerous roads in each department in France.

The League Against Road Violence (Ligue contre la violence routiere) commissioned a study to back the drop in the speed limit which aimed to show the most dangerous roads in each part of France based on the number of fatalities in accidents between 2006 and 2015.

"Department by department, this study by the League Against Road Violence lists the departmental and national roads which have witnessed the most fatal accidents. These 92 maps validate the principle of the government's reform, which will be applied on July 1st," said the organisation.

The League's Chantal Perrichon added: "Not surprisingly, our study shows that the so-called 'good' secondary roads are the ones that have the highest number of deaths and therefore the government policy is right. It's true and it's good to have proof."

The roads highlighted are the two lane highways with no central reservation which will be subject to the cut in speed limits. In all there are 400,000 km of roads, 40 percent of the overall network, which will be subject to the law change.

Here's a look at some of the departments starting with the south west. Click on the titles for more information.

READ ALSO: All you need to know about France's speed limit cut and how it will affect you

Dordogne

Between 2006 and 2015 there were 286 deaths on the two lane highways without a central reservation, which will be subject to the new cut in speed limit from 90km/h to 80km/h.

Charente

In Charente there were 176 fatalities on roads that will be subject to the drop in speed limit.

Charente-Maritime

There were 414 deaths on two lane highways without a central reservation between 2006 and 2015 in Charente-Maritime.

Lot-et-Garonne

There  were 235 deaths on the two lane highways of Lot-et-Garonne between 2006 and 2015.

Gironde

(405 deaths)

Pyrenees-Atlantique 

(197 deaths)

Haute-Garonne

(306 deaths)

Gers

(179 deaths)

Herault

(506 deaths)

Lot

(133 deaths)

Deux-Sevres

(204 deaths)

Vienne

(186 deaths)

Haute-Vienne

(158 deaths)

Brittany

Côtes-d'Armor

(251 deaths)

Morbihan

(320 deaths)

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Ain

(308 deaths)

Isere

(380 deaths)

Rhône

(206 deaths)

Haute-Savoie

(271 deaths)

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Alpes-Maritimes

(141 deaths)

Var

(420 deaths)

Bouches-du-Rhône

Normandy

Manche

(263 deaths)

Calvados

(204 deaths)

Greater Paris region of Île de France

Yvelines

(131 deaths)

Seine-et-Marne

(346 deaths)

 

If your department was not featured you can click here to find the map and more details of the dangerous roads.

 

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