Many French travellers killed and injured in first weekend of holiday travel

Posted on July 8, 2013 • Filed under: France, Tourists Injured, Tourists Killed

According to, despite pleas by road authorities and government ministers for drivers to take extra caution, the first weekend of the French summer holidays was marred by several fatalities on the country’s roads. Dozens were also left injured. The first weekend of the summer holidays was hit by tragedy when several people were left dead and numerous others injured in road accidents across the country. On Friday, Interior Minister Manual Valls announced that 13,000 traffic police would be on duty over Saturday and Sunday and he asked drivers to show “prudence” on the roads, which were expected to be chock-a-block as holidaymakers headed out of the big cities in search of the sun. Read article

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