French presidential elections can killBMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7320.1021/a (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1021
- Alexandre Dorozynski
Several French associations for the prevention of road traffic deaths and injuries have appealed to presidential election candidates to renounce the pardon usually granted by newly elected presidents to people who violate traffic regulations.
They claim that the knowledge of a forthcoming amnesty for violators encourages some drivers to take more risks, knowing they can disregard traffic regulations with impunity. According to the Prévention Routiàre, the major association for the promotion of traffic …