The French government said it would lower the speed limit on two-lane highways to 80 kilometres per hour from 90 kilometres (55 miles) per hour, hoping to reverse an alarming rise in road deaths in recent years.

Test Drive

The Kia Niro has only been with us for what feels like two minutes, but the South Korean automaker is already promoting a new Niro concept. The brand has a lot to talk about at this year's CES, but the announcement of the Niro EV concept's claimed range on a single charge is really worth listening to as it's a seriously impressive 238 miles (about 383 km).

Travel routes

Between Nice and Menton the mountains plunge sharply down to the sea. Running along these heights are three famous routes: the Grande Corniche, the Moyenne Corniche and the Basse Corniche. The first affords the most stunning views, climbing to 1,476ft/450m. The second offers beautiful vistas along the shore; while the third provides access to the coastal resorts.