Motorcycle Clothing / Helmet
- You do not need to carry, as drivers do, a high-visibility jacket in case of breakdown and you can leave the warning triangle at home too (unless you’re crossing into Spain).
- Your helmet must be fitted with reflective stickers visible from the front, rear and sides.
- From 1 July 2012 it is compulsory for drivers of all motor vehicles including motorcyclists, but excluding mopeds, to carry a breathalyser in their vehicle while travelling in France.
The official text states that one unused certified breathalyser must be produced.
We recommend that two single-use breathalysers are carried, so if one is used or damaged you will still have a replacement to produce.
|An example of a breathalyser kit|
- Since 3 January 2012, the French Government has 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 (for example satnav or GPS systems) capable of showing speed camera sites as Points of Interest.
Just so you know, 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.