Driving in France

Speed cameras in France

Written by on June 26, 2012 in Rules and Regulations
Speed cameras in France

If you think you won’t come across speed cameras in France – think again! There are well over two thousand stationary speed cameras on France’s roads and motorways – not a lot by some country’s standards but  new cameras are being set up all the time.  Your map book may be out of date and […]

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What to do if you have a car accident in France

Written by on June 26, 2012 in Accidents and Breakdowns
What to do if you have a car accident in France

If you’re driving in France or going to be driving in France make sure you know what to do in the event of a car accident or breakdown. Breakdown cover for driving in France: Breakdown cover for your vehicle if you take it from the country of origin to France is highly recommended.  It should […]

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France Driving Regulation means Red Rag to French Drivers

Written by on March 14, 2012 in Driving in France, My French Life with 1 Comment
France Driving Regulation means Red Rag to French Drivers

Driving in France is often an entertaining event for us. Driving in my part of France is generally a pleasure after London, there’s hardly ever a traffic jam and we can drive for miles without even seeing another vehicle. However, there is one very strange aspect of driving in France that still astounds me – as soon as a Frenchman sees […]

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Drink Driving laws in France

Written by on February 24, 2012 in Rules and Regulations
Drink Driving laws in France

Drink Driving laws in France – know them and don’t break them to avoid fines or worse. France is the number one tourist destination in the world – millions visit every year to take a break in its beautiful cities or in the countryside. Many visitors will go by car or hire a car on […]

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Emergency telephone numbers in France

Written by on December 28, 2011 in Accidents and Breakdowns
Emergency telephone numbers in France

In an emergency, these are the telephone numbers to use in France – be prepared to indicate exactly where you are located, and the circumstances of the incident. 112 – The Emergency SOS help number in Europe This is the standard European emergency number,   you can call this number from anywhere in the European Union […]

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Breathalyser kits in France – rule change

Written by on December 9, 2011 in Rules and Regulations
Breathalyser kits in France – rule change

Breathalyser kits in France – rule change, they will NOT need to be carried by motorists in France. In 2011 the French Government issued information that from 1 July 2012 motorists in France must carry a breathalyser kit (etholytest voiture) in their car – this included foreign motorists and holiday makers. As at January 2013 […]

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Driving in France – be aware of the rules

Written by on November 22, 2011 in Rules and Regulations
Driving in France – be aware of the rules

When driving in France there are some basic rules and considerations to be aware and our guide aims to help you with this. The main regulations for driving in France: The minimum age for driving a car in France is 18; it doesn’t matter if you hold a valid licence in another country – if you’re […]

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