The French Government wishes to lower 90 to 80km / h from the speed limit on secondary two-way roads without a central separator, in other words national roads. An unpopular measure - the French are opposed to 59% according to a Harris Interactive survey - but assumed to "save lives", according to Prime Minister Édouard Philippe. It has been advocated for years by road safety associations, while associations of motorists and motorcyclists, they, dispute its effectiveness. This lowering is part of a larger plan of about twenty measures, in January 2017, to reduce the number of deaths on the roads, distributed on the rise (3477 killed in 2016).
It is a bit of a shame that the speed of 90 is lowered to 80km / h than on RN and you do not touch the speed on the motorway.
Indeed lowering the speed of 130 to 110km / h would save 20% of fuel on average.
So unpopular or only economic decision?