Strikes in France lead to record-high traffic jams

Strikes in France lead to record-high traffic jams

December 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Traffic jams stretched for 630 kilometers

On the twelfth day of the strike against pension reform in the Paris region recorded record jams. Congestion in the capital of France and in adjacent territories stretched for 630 kilometers.

Mass protests led to the closure of eight metro lines, with the remaining functioning intermittently. Railway company SNCF announced a strong reduction in domestic train traffic, while the international Eurostar was forced to completely suspend trains. Travelers are asked to refuse trips or use another mode of transport.

Protests take place throughout France. They are caused by an increase in the retirement age from 62 to 64 years. Despite concessions from the government, which was forced to revise the reform, the strikes resumed with renewed vigor. Now the reason was a decrease in the amount of payments after reaching retirement age.

Earlier on the web there was a video with traffic jams in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving. According to CNBS, in 2019 the number of people traveling from one state to another reached 55 million – this figure takes into account not only motorists, but also those who went on the road by train and plane. Analysts emphasize that this is a record for the past 14 years.