Urban rodeos are rampant in France. In Pontoise, two children are seriously injured, informs 20 minutes. In Marseille and Rennes, two 19-year-old men lost their lives in a road accident, involving one of these events, indicates Actu.fr. And this is only a small part of the facts reported in recent years, because in 2020, more than 23,000 interventions related to these offenses were recorded, reports TF1.
Recent years have therefore seen an intense resurgence of this dangerous road phenomenon. So much so that in 2018, rodeos are no longer traffic violations, but an offense punishable by imprisonment.
They are then defined as “conduct intentionally repeating maneuvers constituting breaches of specific obligations of safety or prudence” by law. Since that year, convictions have jumped 1400% in three years.
Those who suffer the most are pedestrians. So to protect them, the Finistère gendarmerie is preparing. “A coordinated action plan to stem the phenomenon and ensure the safety of young and old is being put in place” indicates actu.fr.
It is that 23 offenses were recorded in two hours, on Friday August 26, 2022, in the Landivisiau sector. There will therefore be more frequent roadside checks in this department, in order to “avoid new tragedies” comments on their Facebook page the gendarmes of Finistère. Punchy actions are on the program…