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Traffic regulations - France

Officially the French Republic, is a sovereign transcontinental state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European, or metropolitan, area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean.

Speed limists - France

Inside built-up areas Outside built-up areas Highway 2 separate lanes Other roads Motorway
with trailer
<3,5t
>3,5t
special or camping
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
with trailer

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
<3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t
special or camping

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads

Mandatory documents - France

ID
Identity card valid for at least six months or a passport valid for at least 3 months.
AC/OC
Mandatory vehicle insurance - civil liability, it is also recommended to have accident insurance, medical expenses and card-NHF EHIC.

Mandatory vehicle equipment - France

Vest
Mandatory.
First aid kit
No special regulations.
Warning triangle
Mandatory.
Fire extinguisher
No special regulations.
The minimum size of the tread
1.6mm
Winter tires
Recommended during the winter.
Studded tires
Permitted on all wheels from the first Saturday before 11 November to the last Sunday in March.
Snow chains
It is recommended to have and use snow chains in places where there is an order to use them.
with trailer
The obligation to have additional exterior mirrors, additional warning triangle.
A set of spare bulbs
Mandatory.
Spare wheel
No special regulations.
Tow rope
No special regulations.

Other legal restrictions - France

Alcohol limit in the blood
0,5‰
Driving with dipped headlights
Only mandatory at night and during the day only in case of bad weather conditions. It is recommended to use lights in built-up areas and undeveloped for 24h. Motorcycles have to use headlights for 24h all year.
Driving with safety belt
Mandatory.
Children transportation
Children under the age of 10 years may be carried on the front or rear seat, provided in special seats or pedestals adapted to their size. Children aged from 9 months to 3-4 years should be transported in the seats-cradles. You can't transport children children rear-facing in vehicles equipped with airbags. The driver is responsible for ensuring that all passengers under 18 years are secured appropriate to their age (safety belts, car seats).
Accommodation in vehicle camping outside camping
You can spend a night on the highway parking lots, streets and squares. Always be careful of regional limitations - best to ask local people.

Payments on roads - France

The use of motorways is paid. The amount of charge depends on the category of the vehicle and the distance traveled by highway.
Warning: The information shown on this page is for informational purposes only. In the case of doubt, please note that priority is given to all traffic regulations applicable in a given country. DriveSurfing is not responsible for the consequences of the use of the information contained above.

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