"Are we not going to wait for an accident with dead people?"
This Wednesday, after the terrible accident of the motorist, who according to the police report "used balloons filled with nitrous oxide" while driving and which struck very violently and injured tourists on the Champs- Elysées (VIIIth), the mayor (LR) of the VIIIth raises the tone.
She will seize the prefect and the legislator
Jeanne d'Hauteserre, who came this Wednesday morning to the scene of the accident, on the avenue, in front of the Drugstore, is "more than annoyed" by this phenomenon of laughing gas, which penalizes her district, mainly the famous avenue, its traders and residents.
"I am going to call on the prefect of police, the government and the legislators so that they take a serious look at this issue."
"These gases must be listed as prohibited products, just like narcotics!"
And to point out the dangerousness of this "drug of the poor, the gas in a bottle of whipped cream diverted which destroys the brains of young people and makes them lose their minds".
The mayor of the 8th century had already fought for the phenomenon of youth rodeos - who sniff this gas and rush down the Champs Elysées - to be stopped.
Last June, a bill was unanimously adopted in the Senate and voted on in the National Assembly, prohibiting the sale of nitrous oxide to minors.
On the Champs-Élysées (8th century), police reinforcements had been deployed.
"The problem, points out Jeanne d'Hauteserre, is that officially minors cannot buy them, except that on the Internet, to order and have them delivered, you just have to check the box
I am of legal age"
And to deplore: "In the current state of things, there is no legislative means to stop the phenomenon".