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Driving in France from today

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Maria

Maria Report 1 Jul 2008 22:07

Thanks for the advice Jill.

We'll be back in beautiful France in August, and whilst we always have a high vis jacket in the car, it is kept in the boot, and on day 1 and day 14 of our hols it's hidden beneath a mountain of summer holiday packing paraphenalia.

Maria x

McAnne's Gahan-Crazy

McAnne's Gahan-Crazy Report 1 Jul 2008 22:02

Told my brother about this cos he is moving to France and drives across quite often just now.

He said it's always been the law that you must carry a high-viz jacket .........

but that the new law is that you must now have ONE FOR EVERY PERSON in the vehicle as well .......

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 1 Jul 2008 22:00

thats good advice
havent heard it

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 1 Jul 2008 21:58

Giving an evening nudge incase anyone's going across to France this summer.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 1 Jul 2008 08:39

Thank you for that Jill.
I wasn't aware of this but as a non driver I might have missed anything in the local press.
Channel Tunnel is only a short distance from here and people pop across often, sometimes even after a day's work, so I will pass on this information.

Thank you.

Gwyn

Jill in France

Jill in France Report 1 Jul 2008 08:27

Just thought I would pass this on as, from today you will need a bright safety jacket in the car. You must have at least one and it must be kept in front with you and not in the boot, we picked one up for three euros.
During a breakdown ,you can only be outside of the car if you have one on.
Not sure if its all of Europe but it starts today here.
Hope this helps

xx Jill