The speed limit on French secondary roads – the two-lane highways that crisscross 400,000 km of the country – has been reduced from 90km/h to 80km/h as of 1 July 2018.
The French government has imposed the new limit to reduce road deaths, which reached nearly 3,500 in 2016.
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