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Old 08-24-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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More weirdness in France??

So I fly into England today to pick up my bike, and read (not much), about a new law in France requiring us to have 3 (?) reflective stickers on our helmets?...

Could someone please enlighten me?

To go with the reflective breakdown triangles, hi vis vest, first aid kit, breathalyser....gunna need a trailer soon.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:45 PM   #2
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So I fly into England today to pick up my bike, and read (not much), about a new law in France requiring us to have 3 (?) reflective stickers on our helmets?...

Could someone please enlighten me?


To go with the reflective breakdown triangles, hi vis vest, first aid kit, breathalyser....gunna need a trailer soon.

As per the Almoto website
http://www.almoto.de/informationen/l...en-frankreich/

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Ab dem 01. Juli 2012 ist das Mitführen eines Alkoholtesters für alle Fahrzeugführer Pflicht. Laut aktueller Aussage des ADAC wurde diese Pflicht nicht abgeschafft, das Nichtmitführen wird jedoch nicht bestraft.

Ab dem 01.01.2013 besteht die Pflicht zu reflektierender Schutzkleidung. Das reflektierende Material muss der französischen Norm oder gleichwertigen Standards entsprechen und mindestens eine Fläche von 150 Quadratzentimetern aufweisen. Die Fläche darf sich jedoch auf mehrere Teilbereiche aufteilen. Die reflektierenden Bereiche müssen sich am Körper zwischen Helm und Gürtellinie befinden und so angebracht sein, dass sie von anderen Verkehrsteilnehmern gesehen werden können.

Das Mitführen eines Verbandskastens ist keine Pflicht.
1) Breathylizer...compulsory, but not having it in/ on the vehicle will NOT be fined!
2) no reflective breakdown triangles on motorcycles
3) No high-vis vest, no helmet stickers, etc.
For France, NO 1.aid kit is required (but in most other EU countries!!!)


BUT: (since 1.Jan '13)
Reflective material/ patches/stickers etc of at least 150 cm2 on upper body (jacket/gloves etc), spread from helmet to waistline in primary, hi-viz locations.

I wouldn't worry, we rode the French Alps for a couple of weeks last Sept...and didn't even SEE a cop!

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Old 08-25-2014, 12:28 AM   #3
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Me too. And the year before that....But it's the one Mr Plod you don't want to see that can really make it a bad day.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:50 AM   #4
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Reflective material not required now http://ukfrancebikers.com/2013/01/20...hing-scrapped/
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:06 AM   #5
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I am a french rider so i can help you...

we have many stupid laws for motorcycles in France. We must have stickers on our helmets ( not 3 but 4 ) and the bikes are limited at 106 hp max.

You are not french so you don't need to respect these "special french" laws.

Your bike can stay with all the hp you have, and your helmet are allowed like that in your countries and more in europe, so you normally don't need it in France.

With cops, take care!! You didn't see them, but they are here, in unmarked cars with speed camera inside. They are on the traffic, on the parks, etc... With speed gun, they hide behind a wall, in a wood, etc... And they are very agressive. You are not french, so if they stop you, they want you to pay immediatly, and more again in you come from UK, because there are no links between the France road ticket system, and UK one.


take care too if you are at 50km/h over the speed limits, the cops can keep your bike, take care with alcohol too. And many french people don't like the bikes...
If you have questions, i could try to give you some good answers
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:59 AM   #6
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take care too if you are at 50km/h over the speed limits, the cops can keep your bike,

All safe then...where Bootlace comes from it's just short of the death-penalty for 50kmh over the limit. And that's after having sold the rest of the family into slavery to pay the fines first
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Old 08-25-2014, 04:27 AM   #7
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Ridden in france for many years, just don't ride like a tw@t and you'll be fine.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:27 AM   #8
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Ridden in france for many years, just don't ride like a tw@t and you'll be fine.
Last five years were awful here. many speed camera on the road, inside cars, etc...

some roads have speed cameras each 2 kilometers

And french government need a lot of money, so take care of you...
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:02 PM   #9
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Whaaaaaat

So your saying I've been lied to by all those "Joe Bar" comics?
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:23 AM   #10
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So your saying I've been lied to by all those "Joe Bar" comics?
oh yyyeesss lol

"Joe bar" is just a fun story. Take care if you come here...
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