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Decree prohibiting all types of alert as to police activity in certain areas issued from electronic driver-assistance or navigation systems

Notification Number: 2017/160/F (France)
Date received: 24/04/2017
End of Standstill: 25/07/2017

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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2017) 01038
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2017/0160/F

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Não inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 201701038.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2017 0160 F EN 24-04-2017 F NOTIF


2. Member State
F


3. Department Responsible
Direction générale des entreprises – SQUALPI – Bât. Sieyès -Teledoc 151 – 61, Bd Vincent Auriol - 75703 PARIS Cedex 13
d9834.france@finances.gouv.fr
tél : 01 44 97 24 55


3. Originating Department
Ministère de l’intérieur
Délégation à la sécurité et à la circulation routières (DSCR)
Place Beauvau – 75800 PARIS CEDEX 08 – France
Téléphone : 01 49 27 49 27
Mel : ai4-ai-dscr@interieur.gouv.fr


4. Notification Number
2017/0160/F - SERV


5. Title
Decree prohibiting all types of alert as to police activity in certain areas issued from electronic driver-assistance or navigation systems


6. Products Concerned
Electronic driver-assistance or navigation systems


7. Notification Under Another Act
-


8. Main Content
The draft decree aims to prohibit all forms of message or alert issued from electronic driver-assistance or navigation systems (e.g. smartphone applications, GPS, websites, social networks) which inform users of the location of the police in certain areas and which are likely to reduce the effectiveness of ongoing criminal investigations or road safety operations carried out by the administrative police.
The government shall inform operators of the above-mentioned electronic systems of these areas where certain sensitive controls will take place, particularly in the context of combating terrorism or organised crime, road safety procedures or searching for escaped prisoners or abducted persons. Therefore, these areas shall be reserved for only the most sensitive controls and may not cover a distance greater than 20 km. The duration of the ban may not exceed 24 hours.
To achieve this, the draft decree is creating a new Article R131-1 of the Highway Code. Operators refusing to comply with these new provisions will be subject to penalties (corresponding to a class 5 infringement).


9. Brief Statement of Grounds
Internal security concerns:
This provision is expected to have a positive impact on internal security. Alerts as to police activity issued from electronic driver-assistance or navigation systems could have a negative impact on certain police operations where the success of the operation depends on their ability to remain inconspicuous. This applies, for example, to operations to combat terrorism or organised crime, ‘abduction alert’ systems or searches for escaped prisoners.

Road safety concerns:
This provision is expected to have a positive impact on road safety. Alerts as to police officers carrying out alcohol or drug tests could encourage road users under the influence of alcohol or drugs to avoid these tests by taking a different route. Consequently, these alerts would not allow the police to effectively combat drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs, nor to prevent accidents resulting therefrom.
According to a report from the French National Interministerial Monitoring Centre for Road Safety in 2015, 866 people were killed and 3 296 injured and hospitalised following an accident where the driver was under the influence of alcohol. In addition, 501 people were killed and 1 623 people injured and hospitalised following an accident where the driver was under the influence of drugs.
31 % of all fatalities from traffic accidents proven to be alcohol-related involved a driver who was under the influence of alcohol. 23 % of all fatalities from traffic accidents proven to be drug-related involved a driver who was under the influence of drugs.


10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
No basic text(s) available.


11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure
No


12. Grounds for the Emergency
-


13. Confidentiality
No


14. Fiscal measures
No


15. Impact assessment
-


16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect

No - the draft is neither a technical provision nor a conformity assessment procedure.

SPS aspect

No - the draft is neither a sanitary nor phytosanitary measure.

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  Ligue de Défense des Conducteurs on 04-07-2017
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Monsieur le Président,

Mesdames et Messieurs les membres de la Commission Européenne,

Le 24 avril dernier, le ministre de l'intérieur français vous adressé un projet de décret (n°2017/160/F) visant à supprimer les signalements de contrôles routiers via les applications d'aide à la conduite.

Compte tenu des difficultés techniques inhérentes à ce projet, certaines applications d'aide à la conduite risquent de devoir cesser tout signalement et in fine, tout fonctionnement.

Sur le plan juridique, les libertés d'expression, de communiquer et d'informer s'en trouvent très touchées.

Décidée à faire barrage à cette mesure, la Ligue de Défense des Conducteurs vous transmet le projet d'avis circonstancié ci-joint.

Je reste à votre disposition, notamment dans le cadre d'un rendez-vous, pour toute information complémentaire liée à ce projet de décret.

Je vous prie d'agréer, Monsieur le Président, Mesdames et Messieurs les membres de la Commission Européenne, l'expression de mes salutations distinguées.

 

Pierre-Olivier Cavey

Directeur des études et des campagnes

Ligue de Défense des Conducteurs

tél : 0143954320