ROAD SAFETY Announced a few days before the legislative elections, the measure is supported by the opposition parties even if they denounce its timely arrival

The non-deduction of points for a small excess of speed is an electoralist idea, according to the oppositions

Illustrative photo of speed camera controls in the metropolis of Lyon. — Adil Benayache/SIPA

“ It’s Christmas before time! ». The Rassemblement national and Les Républicains on Thursday supported the idea of ​​the Ministry of the Interior of no longer deducting points from the license for « minor speeding » even if it does not happen by chance according to them, before the June legislative elections. Revealed on Wednesday, the track explored on Place Beauvau would consist of: no longer deduct points for exceeding the speed limit by less than 5 km/h; the authorized speed. The fines would, however, be retained. This is to ensure that the person sanctioned is indeed the driver at fault and not a third party, as there are many false declarations.

On the sidelines of a trip to Seine-Maritime as part of the legislative campaign, Marine Le Pen (RN) recalled in front of the press she had carried; this measure within the framework of the presidential election. But “ to each time Emmanuel Macron takes up a proposal that I was able to make, he does it worse » : According to her, points should no longer be deducted for excesses of less than 20 km/h. So what is on the table, « it’s a tiny little gift ». And “ pay attention to the promises that are made in the 15 days preceding the election because as a rule, they are not kept », warned the former candidate for the Elysée.

« It’s Christmas before time »

For Jordan Bardella, president of the RN, on behalf of the government « itëlël be early: it’s always great, election periods ». “ We have been the first in political life (…) ` claim the end of the license to points, explaining that motorists were not bullshit; milk », he pointed out; to France 2. S’he is therefore in favor of such a measure, « in automotive matters, the priority is obviously the reduction in taxes on petrol », clarified; the MEP.

For the president of LR Christian Jacob also, « removing the small point indents, it’s rather a good thing that goes in the right direction ». However, “ we must absolutely maintain the fine, otherwise there is no longer a limit », he noted. from RTL.
But « as we are in an election period, we can have doubts about the announcements ». With President Emmanuel Macron, « we experienced a lot of discrepancies » between “ words and deeds », according to him.

LREM spokesperson Maud Bregeon, she tempered; the declarations of the Ministry of the Interior. “ Nothing is done. to the time when we are talking and it is part of a global reflection », she said. to RMC.