In 2021, the road network in metropolitan France will represent nearly 1.1 million kilometers. The management of the various types of roads is changing.
In 2021, 248 people were killed on motorways. On motorways, 40% of persons were killed in an accident without a third party. One in four people killed is a vehicle passenger and 7.7% are pedestrians.
In relation to the traffic carried by motorways, 1.61 people were killed for every billion kilometers travelled on motorways, whereas this ratio is 4,4 for all networks.
In addition to the prohibition of vulnerable road users, this difference can be explained by the design characteristics of these infrastructures, which prevent, as far as possible, head-on collisions and accidents related to junctions.