Car travel in Europe

Country

France

Country: France
Passenger cars below 3.5t - urban roads: 50 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - non-urban roads: 90 km/h
80 km/h in rainy/wet conditions
50 km/h if the visibility is less than 50 m
Passenger cars below 3.5t - expressways: 110 km/h
100 km/h in rainy/wet conditions
50 km/h if the visibility is less than 50 m
Passenger cars below 3.5t - motorways: 130 km/h
100 km/h in rainy/wet conditions
50 km/h if the visibility is less than 50 m
Vehicle registration plates: F
Maximum blood alcohol content - Standard drivers: 0,5 ‰
Maximum blood alcohol content - Novice drivers: 0,2 ‰
(who have held a driving licence for (a) less than 3 years, or (b) less than 2 years if the driver – in addition to completing 20 hours of hands-on driving lessons with an instructor - has driven at least 3000 km over a minimum of 2 years, accompanied by an experienced driver, before passing the driving test)
Maximum blood alcohol content - Professional drivers: 0,5 ‰
(For bus and coach drivers the limit is 0.2 ‰)
Daytime running lights: -

Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child seats is MANDATORY.

Exemptions for:

  • people whose shape prevents them from using seat belts
  • people exempt for medical reasons
  • taxi drivers on duty
  • priority vehicles
  • public service vehicles making frequent stops
  • delivery businesses making frequent stops

Traffic lights

No information

Safety helmet not mandatory

Bicycles (Recommended for children)

Safety helmet mandatory

Mopeds
Motorcycles with/without a sidecar
Light and heavy tricycles
Light and heavy quadricycles

Safety equipment for cars

First aid kit
Warning triangle
Reflective vest

Bike safety equipment

-

Winter tyres

-


last modification: 2015-08-21 10:10:12

Last update: 12/8/2015
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