In Paris, the strengthening of police controls during the coronavirus curfew is generating surprising traffic jams police checks.
France is still under the curfew regime, which prohibits all non-essential travel between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. As a result, daily car traffic flows change, and traffic jams tend to form at different times, especially in the middle of the afternoon-long before the traditional peak in traffic before the coronavirus crisis.
But there is also a new type of unprecedented traffic jam, the one caused by police checks in Paris. Following the Prime Minister’s last televised intervention, where the latter explained that the police were going to strengthen the control of certificates derogating from the coronavirus curfew, we are indeed measuring traffic jams of a new kind.
It got stuck on Sunday evening
Last Sunday, there was 400 km of traffic jams in Ile-de-France just before 6 p.m. Admittedly, these traffic jams were undoubtedly caused mainly by the movements of motorists going on a ride. But according to some elected officials, the controls themselves also contribute to increasing the intensity of these traffic jams. On the side of the police, we defend ourselves: “To accuse the control of having caused traffic jams is to take the problem backward. Civil servants are just enforcing government measures, and it is not normal to have people on the road on Sunday evenings when people are not coming home from work. “
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