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Jean-Baptiste Djebbari says he is unfavorable to a drop in speed on highways

2021-09-22T08:35:02.559Z

On Tuesday, the mayor of Paris and presidential candidate said she was in favor of a drop in speed on these axes. “130km / h is a lot,” said Anne Hidalgo.



After the doubling of teachers' salaries, once again, the executive is opposed to a proposal by Anne Hidalgo.

Asked about BFMTV on Wednesday, the Minister Delegate in charge of Transport said he was unfavorable to lowering the maximum speed on the motorway, from 130 km / h to 110 km / h.

"

There are plenty of motorway sectors on which you are already at 110

", recalled Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.

Read alsoCan the State nationalize the highways?

"

Madame Hidalgo should take her car and go visit the countryside

", lambasted the member of the government, judging that this proposal was based on a "

somewhat Parisian vision of things

". He is therefore "

unfavorable to this somewhat ideological [...] proposal

". Tuesday, Anne Hidalgo estimated for her that "

130 km / h is a lot

": she said "

personally for the drop in speed

" on the highways, "

since speed equals accidents

".

The minister was more measured about the drop in the maximum speed on national roads to 80 km / h. "

I know that it annoyed the French a little, even if [...] I assume the measure that we have taken

", he commented. He also remained cautious about limiting the speed in town to 30 km / h, as the mayor of Paris decided recently. “

If it's scientifically established that it lowers greenhouse gas emissions, why not. The problem is that the experts [...] tell us that it has no effect, little effect, even the opposite effect

", underlined Jean-Baptiste Djebbari. The basis for the measure is not "

scientifically demonstrated

", he concluded.

The minister also took a more firm position against the proposals of Marine le Pen and Arnaud Montebourg to nationalize the highways, managed by concessionary companies.

"

It is demagogic to the last degree

", he judged, stressing the pharaonic cost - "

of the order of 45 to 50 billion euros

" - of the measure.

The axes "

will return to the bosom of the State in 10 years

", he recalled, and the State will then be able to decide on the continuation of this file.

Emmanuel Macron is "

the president of purchasing power

"

The minister also returned to the rise in fuel costs, which has continued for several months. The introduction of a floating tax, which would adapt to world oil prices, "

does not provide any solution in the long term,

" he said. A debate on the reduction of taxes on fuels could take place in Parliament during the examination of the 2022 budget, but this track is "

not the proposal

" of the executive, which favors the exit of the "

dependence of fossil fuels

”. "

If Emmanuel Macron is the president of something, it is purchasing power

", he defended, estimating that since 2017, "

the French [...], when we simply look at the taxes, have earned between 800 and 4600 euros per year and per household

”.

The minister specified that the government was going to ask the SNCF for a “

much smaller project

” for the Gare du Nord, the day after the announcement of the abandonment of the current project to renovate the Paris station.

The current station is "

hardly practicable, in terms of flow management

," he said.

This project of approximately 50 million euros will have to remedy this problem.

The failure of the renovation is mainly due to a lack of "

political consistency

" on the part of the mayor of Paris, criticized Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.

Source: lefigaro

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