Speed limits in France
Mandatory vehicle equipment in France
|High Visibility Jacket||Mandatory use of high visibility jacket when leaving the vehicle during accident or breakdown by all passengers and driver|
|First Aid Kit||No regulations|
|Fire extinguisher||No regulations|
|Minimum tire tread depth||Summer tires (1,6mm), Winter tires (no regulations)|
|Winter tires||No regulations|
|Snow chains||Tire chain usage is permitted for hazardous weather only, but may not damage the road surface|
|Vehicle with trailer||Extra side mirrors when width of trailer is higher than vehicle. Extra warning triangle|
|Spare light bulbs||Mandatory (for each light in the vehicle and trailer)|
Brathalysers are compulsory vehicle equipment since 1 July 2012 but the law was changed on 1 March 2013 and fines for not having alcotest in a vehicle were dropped.
Neil Greig, IAM director of policy and research, said: "The law for carrying breathalysers will no longer be enforced through fines, but in order to comply with the law we still recommend that you keep a breathalyser kit in the car whenever you're travelling to or through France."
|Towing rope||No regulations|
Other regulations for drivers in France
|Maximum permissible blood alcohol level||0,5‰|
|Use of day driving lights||Only during night and bad weather|
|Use of safety belts||Required|
|Wild camping outside campsites||Allowed for one night on motorway parkings, streets and squares|
|Emission class sticker needed to drive into city centers||More info here: crit-air.fr/en.html|
Road tools and charges in France
- No vignette
- Toll relative to road section
- Special tolls for tunnels, bridges, city tolls
Emergency telephone numbers in France
|European emergency number||112|
|Roadside assistance||+33 438 498 349|
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In case of doubt, please note that priority is given to all traffic regulations applicable in a given country. CampRest is not responsible for the consequences of use of the information contained above.