One in a hundred drivers have no licence

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It’s a known fact that there are a lot of car accidents in France.  If we reported all of them, you’d be reading about nothing other than fatal and non-fatal accidents across Occitanie.

Much has been said about getting rid of the trees at the side of the roads, and lowering the speed limit to 80 km/h on smaller roads.  Speed cameras do a good job to slow people down, that is when they aren’t destroyed by protesters – primarily the gilets jaunes.

1 in 100 drivers don’t have a licence

All that aside, did you know that one in 100 cars are driven by drivers without a licence in France?

According to data released to RTL, there are 680,000 drivers on the road without a licence.  That number has almost doubled in 10 years.

Some of these drivers are banned and have had their licence taken away from them, but a shocking two thirds of these drivers have never even taken a driving test.

4.5 % of all accidents are caused by these drivers

The drivers without licences represent 1.4 percent of all drivers, but they are responsible for 4.5 percent of all accidents.

Source: RTL