According to a survey, 63% of French people plan to reduce their speed on the highway by limiting themselves to 110 kilometers per hour to save fuel, which is currently very expensive. Largos readers do not seem to share this view.
From May 14 to July 11, the association Agir pour l’Environmentnement gave Internet users the opportunity to vote ” For or against the reduction of authorized speeds on highways “. The organization calls for a limit of 110 km / h, to reduce fuel consumption in this period of high inflation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 73% of 27,316 participants said they supported this reduction. But such indiscriminate consultation among Internet users can create a hardline image for the majority of participants. For greater objectivity, Agir pour l’Environnement invited the Ifop to present a survey of a representative sample of the French population (age shares, gender, occupation, etc.) on the same topic.
63% of the French are willing to slow down to save money
1,005 people were interviewed online on July 5 and 6 with the following question: “ Would you personally be prepared to reduce your speed on the highway to 110 km / h, precisely in order to save fuel? » 63% of voters said they support (29% “in full”, 34% “rather”). There are notable discrepancies between participant profiles. Thus those over the age of 65 are the most likely to prefer lowering the limit (at 73%) while those between the ages of 35 and 49 have a shy preference (54%). We also note that out of all occupational groups referred to in the study, only craftsmen and merchants are against 110 km/h (52%).
In terms of education levels, those who stopped soonest (CEP, BEPC or without diploma) were the most likely to lower the cut-off (by 74%). But whatever the degree of diploma, “yes” remains the majority. The same is true for the proportion of respondents in rural/urban areas as well as their regional distribution. The same with regard to the level of income, even if individuals who earn between 900€ and 1300€ per month, on a modest income, are more likely to reduce their speed, by 72% versus 56% for people earning more than 2500€/month. In terms of political orientation, the left-to-right turnover of “in favor” is decreasing in an almost linear fashion but remains in the majority with one exception: Marine Le Pen’s voters in the first round of the last presidential election are against to 53%.
130 or 110 km / h? The argument asked you the question
It is important to note that the Ifop survey is not about lowering the legal limit but on an individual initiative by motorists aimed at saving fuel, the price of which is still at an all-time high. For its part, somewhat similar to the first consultation of Agir Pour l’Environnement but with a much more modest response rate, argus Ask the question to netizens on Facebook with this form: “ What speed will you be riding this summer? Two answers to choose from: 110 km/h for conservation ” where ” kept at 130 km/h .and the The trend here is just the opposite To that noted by the association, 77% of 159 participants answered that they would not lower their pace. Whatever the case, motorists can currently take advantage of several discounts on fuel prices that aim to offset the partial price hike, with brands such as TotalEnergies, E.Leclerc and Casino offering discounts in addition to the government discount. .