This is because in 2013, nearly 326 people died after hitting a tree. No, there is no word about drunkenness, or this funny speedster kids... To counter this, the Ministry of the Interior launched security audits and Manuel Valls says: “Mon ennemi, c'est ... les platens!”
Let’s see, if the French authorities are cutting down their beautiful alleys of platane-tree’s which are giving the country this "rural chic". These trees have been planted during the ring of Luis IV...
It would be interesting to find out if this then also helps against the violent speed idiot and the notorious alcoholic. Speedsters do not have the time to read about directives for landscape preservation and drunkerds can't read anyway.
The results of planting trees in the English county of Norfolk are showing at least exactly the opposite: there trees where planted so close to each other that drivers have had the impression they are driving fast and the result was 20% less accidents.