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Driving in France - what do I need?

Diodorus-siculus Avatar
9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
And where do I get it?
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
You'll probably have to put tape on your headlights, even though I dont think its the law
[mod]#2
You need to stick a GB sticker to the back of your car, headlights are not a problem at the moment. Also double check with your insurance company that you are covered for driving in Europe.

Stick to the speed limit as they are a nightmare if you get pulled over, also remember to drive on the right. :giggle:
#3
Plus check if your breakdown covers Europe

Some require an additional charge
#4
A car.. :-D

Not sure about France, but in Spain you must have 2 reflective triangles, a dayglo waistcoat available from the drivers seat, masked headlamps and a spare set of specs if you wear them for driving.

You must also carry all legal driving documents with you as well.
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A car.. :-D

Not sure about France, but in Spain you must have 2 reflective triangles, a dayglo waistcoat available from the drivers seat, masked headlamps and a spare set of specs if you wear them for driving.

You must also carry all legal driving documents with you as well.


And in Spain.........remember to take out the "Gibraltar is British" sticker. :giggle:
#6
Syzable
You need to stick a GB sticker to the back of your car,



Only required if you don't have GB Euro type number plates.;-)
#7
passports
#8
I think a first aid kit is a legal requirement in your car too...
#10
Balls of steel?...
Do be aware of some strange driving habits on the minor roads, especially down around Pau way - they seem to treat roundabouts and junctions as minor irritations! Pau is fantastic though, if you have'nt been there before. They actually race cars around the streets of the town, they used to be the ones just below F1. Hard to believe when you walk around the park etc that cars go through there at over 150mph!
#11
Take your log book, and most important of all if you have a speed camera detector leave it at home, its a very serious offence if you get caught with one. Adhere to the speed limits and to save money keep to the national roads and get your fuel at the supermakets you can save at least 10 cents a litre.
#12
A set of spare bulbs is also required I believe (one spare per each different bulb).
Halfords sell packs for each type of vehicle for about £15 - £20 or buy them individually.
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#14
Really pleased that you enjoyed your trip .
Apart from the big cities,driving in France is a pleasure.
The roads are so good .
I am off there in a weeks time, similar areas to the ones
you visited.
The next time you go it will seem even easier .

Paul.
#15
I heard that if you get an international driving licence and you get pulled over and points, then the points get put on your international licence and not your UK one which will stay clean.
This is from my father who says it was the case years ago, so no idea if still true, but maybe worth loking into.

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