Mandatory vehicle equipment in France
Mandatory should be used by the driver and all passengers when leaving the car in an undeveloped area, high-speed roads and highways
First Aid kit
Minimum tire tread height
Recommended in winter
Allowed on all wheels from the first Saturday before November 11 until last Sunday in March
It is recommended to pass and use in places where there is an order to use
Car with a caravan
The obligation to have additional side mirrors, an additional warning triangle
No special regulations
Other legal restrictions
Legal alcohol limit
Driving with the dipped beam headlamps on
Mandatory only at night, and during the day only in the case of bad weather conditions. Using the passing lights in built-up and undeveloped area recommended by 24h through all motor vehicles. Motorcycles - Using dipped beams for 24 hours throughout the year.
Driving in seat belts
Carriage of children
Children aged up to 10 years can be transported on the front or back seat, provided they will be placed on special seats or elevations adapted to their dimensions. Children from 9 months to 3-4 years should be transported in the so-called Seat seats. Prohibition of seating back to the direction of driving in cars equipped with airbags. The driver is responsible for providing all passengers under 18 years of age to secure to their age (seat belts, seats).
Wild camping regulations
It allows accommodation on motorway parking lots, streets and squares. Always be careful for regional restrictions and best to ask the local population or such prohibitions do not occur
Using motorways is payable. The height of the fees depends on the vehicle category and the motorway section passed. In order to estimate the cost of motorways, we suggest to do it at www.viamichelin.com
A sticker of the exhaust emission class - in strict city centers, so-called Environmental zones that can enter cars with specific exhaust emission classes. The borders of green zones are marked with special characters informing that vehicles can move in a given zone Any vehicle that wants to enter the marked zone must have a suitable sticker informing about the exhaust emission class. More information here: crit-Air.fr/en
The data on this website is for informational purposes only. If in any doubt, remember that the road traffic regulations in your country always take precedence. The portal is not responsible for the consequences of using the information provided here.
The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, which many countries have signed, sets out only the minimum characteristics of motor vehicles and trailers involved in international traffic. At the same time, it allows a given country to expand and tighten its requirements for vehicles traveling on their roads, so it is worth checking before leaving what additional equipment of the vehicle is in force in a given country to avoid unnecessary discussions with the police about the Vienna Convention.
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