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Offline PapaTom

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New French laws (again)
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:06:02 PM »
Hi all.
Just seen on another forum that the French are introducing some new road laws.
Of particular interest to all us venturing over, from the 1st of June this year, there will be a blanket 80kph speed limit on all roads with no central reservation.
Other bits and pieces regarding mot's, drink /drug driving etc., I would like to think that that does not affect us anyhow.
I'm sure some of our French brethren can enlighten more.

Food for thought.

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Re: New French laws (again)
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 12:52:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by PapaTom [+]
Hi all.
Just seen on another forum that the French are introducing some new road laws.
Of particular interest to all us venturing over, from the 1st of June this year, there will be a blanket 80kph speed limit on all roads with no central reservation.
Other bits and pieces regarding mot's, drink /drug driving etc., I would like to think that that does not affect us anyhow.
I'm sure some of our French brethren can enlighten more.

Food for thought.

hmm als I always: best way to go to France is in a tank...
Live is too short to drink bad wine or to ride bad bikes.

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Re: New French laws (again)
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 01:15:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
hmm als I always: best way to go to France is in a tank...
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Re: New French laws (again)
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 07:34:31 AM »
haha. This could easily be taken off of Fawlty Towers

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Re: New French laws (again)
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 10:44:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by kokkios [+]
haha. This could easily be taken off of Fawlty Towers

I did not mention the war....
Live is too short to drink bad wine or to ride bad bikes.

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Re: New French laws (again)
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 04:47:55 PM »
I dont think any of these new laws will be a problem, as when I rode the full length of France and back in September I did not see one police car , the police force there must have had worse cutbacks than the uk  :492:

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Re: New French laws (again)
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 04:08:33 AM »
wont make a difference to me, after the way the French cops ripped me off twice, its the one eu country I avoid.i find the laws often confusing, and twisted to suit the police...
nothing there I cant find anywhere else,

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Re: New French laws (again)
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 06:41:41 AM »
We head to France every year, have covered thousands of miles top to toe, and have never had any issue with the French Police - quite the opposite - we have had some good contacts with them - especially over parking - which for a bike seems to be anywhere you like.  Their lack of numbers I think is more due to the size of the country and the number of people - which makes the whole place a lot less crowded than the UK - and their roads tend to be great biking roads in general.  We have done the toll roads to cover distance and the other roads to enjoy the twists and turns.  Yes there are other places that offer good roads - Italy, Germany, Switzerland to name but a few - but heading under the tunnel or on the ferry and being so close the French roads are a great way to get in some serious miles - on good roads - and their culture is laid back enough to make it fun - so long as you stay away from Paris of course.   :001: :001:

 


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