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post #1 of 23 Old 04-14-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Franch new regulations

If you are travelling in or through France in the future please note the following:-
Satnav and speed camera alerts

Since 3 January 2012 French laws have prohibited drivers from carrying any device capable of detecting speed cameras. This includes products or devices able to warn or inform of the location of speed cameras e.g. satnav or gps systems capable of showing speed camera sites as Points of Interest.
The law is primarily aimed at speed camera detectors and sat-navs. It is unlikely that the French police will turn their attention to atlases but there is no guarantee this would be the case.
As well as the ban on warning devices, the French government is installing around 400 new, unsigned, fixed speed cameras as well as taking down signs indicating the location of existing camera sites.
If you have a satnav capable of displaying French camera locations in France then you must at least disable camera alerts. Contact the manufacturer for advice too as a software or database update is likely to be available that will remove camera data for France from the device.
If you have a satnav system built into your car then contact the vehicle manufacturer in the first instance.

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Breathalysers

On 1 March 2012 the French government confirmed that from 1 July 2012 drivers of all motor vehicles and motorcycles (excluding mopeds) must carry a breathalyser.
The regulation will be enforced from 1 November 2012 and anyone stopped after that date who fails to produce a breathalyser when requested will receive an on the spot fine of 11.
The official announcement states that one unused, certified breathalyser must be produced showing the French certification mark NF. Carrying two single-use breathalysers will ensure that if one is used or damaged, you will still have a spare to produce.
The breathalyser produced has to be in date - single-use breathalysers normally have a validity of twelve months

Source :- New rules for drivers abroad | AA

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Two more good reasons not to bother going to France then!! What's this with the breathalysers? French Bobbies too tight to provide their own?

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Think its more about people taking responsibility for their actions.

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Had a drink?.......Don't drive.
Don't want to get lifted for speeding?.......Don't speed!
As the Meerkat is fond of saying! Simples!
And we all lived happily ever after!!
That responsible enough?
Full set of bulbs, Warning triangles, first aid kit, Breathalysers, What other junk are you compelled to cart about with you in France? Bloody wonder there's any room left for luggage!! (or the kids!)

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Had a drink?......Don`t drive.
Rules you out for a start then.

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What other junk are you compelled to cart about with you in France? Bloody wonder there's any room left for luggage!! (or the kids!)
Do you know where you can you rent the kids from??




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Nice one MM! Wouldn't have been going anywhere at that time anyway! 'cept BED that is!
Last time I was in La belle France in a car was in 1978. Have yet to feel the urge to return! In fact, that was the last time I was "abroad" under my own steam so to speak. Even then there was all sorts of regs about what you had to have with you. I seem to recall there was also a "Tow-rope" required. Thankfully never needed that for my then trusty Mk3 Cortina! Or any of the other stuff for that matter.
My kid (singular) is now all grown up and on his own motoring holidays. If you're desperate, Richard, I daresay someone will be happy to lend you a few!

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If you're desperate, Richard, I daresay someone will be happy to lend you a few!
Not at all they'd have to share the back seat with two large dogs




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I would say that the words "share" and "dogs" shouldn't really appear in the same sentence!

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You really should try to get to the Le Mans race in June.
I know it`s a very long haul for you but it`s worth it.
I go every year (have to for work) & am there for nearly 10 days.
Well knackered at the end but would not miss it for anything.

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You can have a few drams & not have to worry about driving for a couple of days.
Oh & the fun fair at nite is good especially the Ferris wheel.




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