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Driving in France Checklist - What you Need to Know


Checklist: Driving in France Requirements.

If you are planning to drive through France (using Eurotunnel or Brittany Ferries) you may find the following checklist an invaluable source of free information.

This may help with French driving laws, and ensure you have safe motoring in France. Although the requirements for driving in France are not too different to the UK, there are certain things that you MUST carry in your vehicle.

Please note all orders, large or small are delivered FREE of charge.


Alcohol Breathalyser

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£5.95

Now a legal requirement for driving in France.

Twin Kit - specially calibrated for different permitted alcohol level when driving in France. Failure to carry a kit carries an 'On The Spot' fine.


Passport & Driving Licence

Passport Driving License

Originals (NOT photocopies) of...

Vehicle Insurance
Vehicle Registration (V5)
Current MOT certificate
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Spare Bulbs and Fuses

Spare Bulb Kit Information

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It is recommended to travel with spare bulbs and fuses. We sell special kits that have all you'll need to meet the requirements.

The kit featured here has a H7 headlight bulb (the most common type) If not sure which one you need phone our support team on 
020 8203 9666.


Hi-Viz Florescent Jacket/Vest(s)

Hi Viz Vest

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You must have a florescent jacket or vest in the car, not the boot, for the driver as an absolute minimum. (If you get out of the car to fetch it out the boot then you are breaking the law at that point). So one is the minimum legal requirement, though if 4 of you are stood on the hard shoulder with only one vest between you, it's possible the police will not be too happy.


Warning Triangle(s)

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Currently with warning triangles you need one in France or Italy but TWO if driving in Spain.

Warning triangles must be used in the event of breakdown, and placed 50-100m behind your vehicle.


GB Sticker(s)

 
GB Sticker

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GB stickers must be displayed on not only your vehicle (including motorbikes) but also on anything that you are towing, such as trailers, caravans, boats etc.

See here for GB Stickers for Caravans, Motor Cycles, Trucks and magnetic ones


Headlight Beam Converters

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Headlight beam deflectors, also known as headlamp adaptors or converters must be fitted for continental driving, even if you are travelling during the hours of daylight.

They are easy to fit and the headlamp beam converters we sell are the leading brand and fit all makes of car, van and even some motor bikes.
 


First Aid kit

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£6.99

First Aid kits unlike the other items are not a legal requirement in France though they are in some other European countries such as Germany and Austria. 

We do feel however that it makes good sense to have one on a long trip in a foreign country and even just whilst travelling in this country.


DriveRight

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£3.99

This is a reusablesticker to remind you which side of the road you should be driving on!

It simply aheres cleanly to the windscreen and can easliy be reversed and removed when driving back in your home country.


French Speed Limit Stickers

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£4.99

New Law in France. These MUST be fitted to carvan and trailers over 3.5GTM .

Contains both 80km/hr and 90 km/hr self adhesive stickers.


Clip-It Ticket Clip and Tax Disc Holder

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£5.99

This simple patented idea stops parking tickets falling from view and subsequent unfair parking fines.

Also includes a Tax-Clip which allows easy change of tax disc.


Air Fresheners

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£1.75

Ideal for those hot sticky days on the continent to keep that fresh feeling whilst driving!

Long lasting and available in England, Scottish and Plain varieties. Keep a spare for this country.


SpeedRight Speedo Converters

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£3.99

These self adhesive stickers simply convert your speed from KPH to MPH to match your speed when driving in Europe. /span>

A second sticker converts MPH to KPH for driving in the UK .


Travel Plug Adaptors

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£4.99

These adaptors convert normal British 3 pin and razor 2 pin plugs for use in Europe.

We also stock an adaptor for visitors to the UK to use with European standard appliances.

 

Click to see our special offers on all Essential European Driving Equipment

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