French road safety groups slam hit film sequel

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By Joelle Diderich PARIS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The latest instalment in a series of hugely popular French films about a speed-crazy taxi driver opened on Wednesday to criticism from road safety groups who said the "Taxi" movies glorified reckless driving. Road safety awareness has become a hot topic in France since the government declared war in September on the drivers who have made its roads the deadliest in Europe, with some 8,000 victims per year -- more than twice the number in ...

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