Here is a useful checklist for driving in France.
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- You now need to carry a France-Approved Alcohol Breathalyser Kit in your car.
- Unless you have a new style EU number plates then you must have GB sticker on your car.*
- It is recommended to travel with spare bulbs and fuses for your vehicle. *
- Warning triangle(s) are to be used in the event of breakdown. *
- Headlamp Beam Adaptors have to be fitted even if you are driving in daylight. *
- You must have a fluorescent yellow vest (Hi-Vis) in the car (NOT the boot) for the driver. It is highly recommended that each passenger in the car should also have one. *
- Drink driving limits are 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, not 80 mg as it is in the
- You MUST take Originals (NOT photocopies) of your insurance, vehicle registration documents, MOT etc. as you may need them at customs and definitely if you get stopped by the police.
- You will need both parts of your driving licence with you.
- On Toll roads you take a ticket when you enter and you pay when you leave, so they can see how far (in km) you have travelled.
- Don't assume any hire car has the correct items listed above, ASK before you book the car and check when you pick it up.
- A DriveRight® reusable sticker stuck on your windscreen reminds you which side of the road you should be driving on. *
Please drive carefully (On the Right) and have a great trip