They were 500,000 ten years ago. They are 770,000 today. The latest estimates concerning the number of people traveling without a driving license in France can only be of concern. Motorists or bikers in default now represent 2% of the 38 million male and female drivers driving on the roads of France. These alarming figures are published in the latest report of the National Interministerial Road Safety Observatory.
Among the reasons most often cited by people in default is the cost of training (on average 1,800 euros according to the consumer association UFC-Que Choisir?) or the fear of losing a job related to vehicle trips after a cancellation, according to The Parisian, which publishes a dossier on the issue this Tuesday.
A situation which has direct repercussions on the mortality figures. “In 2020, 6% of drivers involved in a fatal accident and 3.5% of those involved in a bodily accident were driving without a valid license”, we can read in the latest road safety report.
Drivers traveling without a license also endanger themselves from a legal point of view: the offense can be punished by a one-year prison sentence and a fine of 15,000 euros. Added to this is a legal problem: motorists and motorcyclists in default are not insured. They can thus be ordered to pay large sums to victims in the event of an accident.
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