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Transport > Road Stats: compare key data on France & United States

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STAT France United States HISTORY
Cars > Hybrid vehicles 27,730
Ranked 3rd.
434,498
Ranked 2nd. 16 times more than France

Cars > Hybrid vehicles per million people 422.09
Ranked 4th.
1,384.13
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than France

Expressway length 11,100 km
Ranked 7th.
76,334 km
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than France
Length of motorways per capita 26.63 mm
Ranked 22nd. 3 times more than United States
10.21 mm
Ranked 36th.
Motor vehicles per 1000 people 578
Ranked 20th.
797
Ranked 3rd. 38% more than France
Motorway density 17.78 m of motorway per square km
Ranked 13th. 2 times more than United States
7.79 m of motorway per square km
Ranked 18th.
Motorway length 11,392 km
Ranked 5th.
75,008 km
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than France
Motorway length per capita 172.74 mm
Ranked 10th.
253.05 mm
Ranked 4th. 46% more than France
Public road per capita 16.27 m
Ranked 10th.
21.69 m
Ranked 7th. 33% more than France
Radar detector legality Illegal Law varies from state to state, but detectors are generally legal in private vehicles under the Communications Act of 1934 and illegal in commercial vehicles by DOT regulation ( 49 CFR 392.71 ). Exceptions:
Road density 1,816 m of road per square km
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than United States
668 m of road per square km
Ranked 19th.
Road fatalities per 1 billion km driven 7.12
Ranked 5th. 4% more than United States
6.87
Ranked 6th.

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Hybrid electric vehicle (Top national markets for hybrid electric vehicles between 2007 and); Wikipedia: Hybrid electric vehicle (Top national markets for hybrid electric vehicles between 2007 and). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of countries by road network size; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2085.html, Roadways.; Wikipedia: List of countries by vehicles per capita; Wikipedia: List of OECD countries by road network size (Motorway network) ("Selected year 2006 road traffic data" . OECD International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD).); Wikipedia: Radar detector (Legality) ("Radar Speed Trap Warning Apparatus (Licence)" . Hansard . 1967-03-02 . Retrieved 2010-04-25 . "a pocket-sized instrument is being produced by Marchant House Limited of New Street, Oadby, Leicester, to be used in motor vehicles to give instant warning of a police radar speed trap ... Anyone wishing to use this type of apparatus would require a licence under the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1949. The firm in question has recently been informed that I am not prepared to issue a licence for such purposes"); Wikipedia: Autobahn (Safety: international comparison) (http://www.bast.de (December 2012). "International Traffic and Accident Data: Selected Risk Values for the Year 2010" (PDF). Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (Federal Highway Research Institute) . Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen . Retrieved 2013-09-10. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics/2011/2_intro.cfm)

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