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A biker convention took place at Bellecour in the centre of Lyon during April. Hundreds of some of the best bikes in the country were on ‘roaring display during a particularly blue sky, sunny day, before setting off for a ‘demonstration’ trip.
Thousands of angry French bikers took to the streets on April 12, 2014. Once again, France was the scene of enormous demonstrations with thousands of motorcyclists gathering in every city across the nation and protesting at the newly proposed speed limit of 80 km per hour on the national road network.
Thousands of angry French bikers take up the streets.
The French government has recently proposed to limit the speed to 80 km per hour on the non-motorway network in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents and casualties on the roads. A large number of bikers fundamentally disagree with the proposal stating that speed is not the main cause of accidents but rather the complete lack of adequate training offered by the government to make drivers realise that driving safely is all about respecting the highway code and learning how to share the roads with other users. The angry bikers accuse the government of wanting to impose draconian measures in the sole attempt to cash in extra euros from road users who simply won’t respect the proposed speed limits.www.ukfrancebikers.com
April 12, 2014
Once again, France has today been the scene of enormous demonstrations with thousands of motorcyclists gathering in every city across the nation and protesting at the newly proposed speed limit of 80 km per hour on the national road network. See