Competing with the bridge of Millau
Right or wrong: the shortest way is not always the best way. Motorway company ASF wants you to answer.
The right answer is right. Of course, because the company wants to persuade you to take it's motorways to go from Paris to the mediterranean and Spain. Since the bridge of Millau opened, the A75 is a good opportunity for those hidding south. However, ASF earns more if you drive over Toulouse, taking the A10 and A20 (among others).
Now, this way is 10 kilometers longer, but according to ASF it's seven minutes faster. Toll is a few dimes more expensive, but you will save that by using less fuel on this road, that doesn't have as many hills.
ASF doesn't mention missing the imposing bridge. You were heading for the Roussillon beaches or for Spain, weren't you? So, don't complain!
Posted by Peter at 07:49 AM [1 reaction]
Bison Futé warns for black saturday
The French traffic information service Bison Futé warns for a black saturday, next saturday in the Rhone Valley en the main roads to the ski resorts. Not only many French, Dutch and Germans too start having their winter holidays. If possible, try to travel on friday.
Anyway, Bison Futé knows how to comfort people. About the situation on the A31 (Metz-Nancy-Langres) it says: ,,Traffic will be slow and uncomfortable, but will not stop completely.''
Posted by Peter at 07:46 AM [What do you think?]
After cameras for speeding the red light camera
The French police is really in the mood for cameras. They cashed 205 million euro on pines last year for speeding. Now, they want cameras to at traffic lights, to catch red light offenders. Not for the money, of course, but for the sake of safety. The annual number of mortal victims in French traffic has already gone down from 17.000 to 5.000. According to Le Monde, the French government thinks it's possible to reduce the amount of victims to 4.000 or even 3.500.
Posted by Peter at 07:44 AM [What do you think?]