The position was vacant for weeks, proving without a doubt that it is no longer part of the government's priorities. Without assignment since the end of February and the departure of Emmanuel Barbe, judge training appointed prefect of the Bouches-du-Rhône, it falls to a representative of the same ruling cabal, Marie Gautier-Melleray, master of the requests to the State Council.
Phd in public law and an associate professor in public law, she was appointed Wednesday by the council of ministers, interministerial delegate for road safety (DISR), and thus becomes the 15th DISR and only the third woman to hold this post created in 1972. The best known of them was Georges Sarre, with the rank of secretary of State for Transport from 1988 to 1993, which will implement the points system on driving licences and limitations to be 50 and 30 km/h in the city.
Mrs Gautier-Melleray succeeds, therefore, to Emmanuel Barbe, whose term (April 2015-February 2020) has been marked by the experience of the lowering from 90 to 80 km/h. It is the speed limit on the roads to two-way without centre divider. With the success that we know as the "experience" desired by Édouard Philippe, is one of the most unpopular of the mandate and will not generate its term, a balance sheet scientifically indisputable.
The new delegate for road Safety, appointed as of 29 June, should not deviate from the line of conduct adopted by his predecessors, his training as a Doctor of public Law, situating its action profile. It will have all the same heaving itself out of the initiative of the 110 km/h for which the government would return the responsibility to a public consultation by referendum. A way of not getting the judge in case of massive vote against, if however the question was clearly posed and isolated from a train of measures aggregated as it seems to draw.
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as Well, the minister of the ecological Transition, Elizabeth Terminal, has indicated that the Ademe will do a "global assessment" to measure the effects of a possible limitation of 110 km/h maximum speed on highway, proposed by the 'Convention' for the climate. With reasoning worthy of "stating The obvious" that will leave a lot of French people puzzled.
An evaluation of the Ademe
The 150 members of the Commission had to find ways to reduce by at least 40 % of the emissions of greenhouse gases by 2030, and " they are in their role to say why not use this leverage ", she estimated, noting that they were "aware" that such a measure " raises a problem of acceptability ". An understatement, of course.
"The Ademe (the Agency of the energy transition, ED.] is in the process of redoing the balance sheet" of a lowering of the maximum speed from 130 to 110 km/h on the motorway, taking into account side effects such as the postponement of the traffic on the secondary axes, noted the minister.
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" The government is well aware of the sensitivity of the topic. We have not forgotten about the 80 km/h ", which had been one of the triggering factors of the crisis of the yellow Vests, said Ms. Terminal.
The minister had, however, said Monday on RMC to be favorable "personal" to such an extent.
" I think it is important, on subjects such as this, ensure that there is a membership of the French and of those who are directly concerned. This is not my case. [...] Me I don't take all morning my car to do 30 miles round trip on the motorway ", she had then mixed, ahead of the critics of the province in respect of centralized governance.