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Highway patrollers, first victims of drowsy driving


TESTIMONIALS - Each year, 150 are hit by trucks or cars, while they are working on the entire French motorway network.

Many drivers ignore it. Drowsiness is involved in 1 in 5 fatal accidents on motorways, according to the Association of French Motorway Societies. "It is the leading cause of fatal motorway accidents, before hypovigilance or inattention , comments Pierre Coppey, president of Vinci Autoroutes. Drowsiness or hypovigilance not only endanger the lives of drivers and their passengers, but also that of highway officials working on lanes or on the hard shoulder. ”

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Each year, 150 patrollers are hit by trucks or cars, while they are in intervention on the entire French motorway network. "Since the start of the year, 48 emergency vehicles have been hit by motorists, including 25 on our network," continues the manager. In seven out of ten cases, the carelessness and drowsiness of the drivers were involved . We are working hard to keep these numbers down, as

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Source: lefigaro

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