What do I need to carry in my car when driving in France?

What do I need for driving in France 2021?

The Legal Requirements Checklist

A valid driving licence covering you for the vehicle you are driving/riding. An up-to-date passport (with at least six months left to run) for each occupant of the vehicle. Vehicle insurance documents, providing at least third-party cover.

What two safety items must by law be carried in your car in France?

You must also carry these safety items, unless you’re happy being slapped with a big fine:

  • Warning triangle.
  • Reflective safety jackets.
  • Breathalyser.
  • Beam deflectors.
  • Helmet with compliant reflective elements if you are riding a motorcycle.

Do you need breathalyser in France 2020?

Motorists may no longer be required to carry breathalysers from late 2020 following vote by French parliament. A law requiring all motorists driving in France to carry a breathalyser kit in their vehicle looks set to be scrapped, after the French parliament approved a draft bill that proposes to abolish it.

What two safety items must be carried in your car in Europe?

The following equipment must be carried in your car with you: first-aid kit, warning triangle, headlamp converters, and winter tyres/all season tyres in wintry conditions. No drinking and driving is allowed.

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Do I need a green card to drive in France after Brexit?

A Green Card is a document that proves you have insurance to legally drive in the country you’re visiting. … From 2 August 2021, a Green Card (or International Motor Insurance Card) is no longer required for travel in the European Economic Area.

Do I need a GB sticker to drive in France?

Do I need a GB sticker to drive in France? You will need to display a GB sticker on the rear of your car unless it has EU number plates with country code in a circle of stars on a blue background.

Do I need a GB sticker?

Now the government says: “You will need to display a UK sticker clearly on the rear of your vehicle if your number plate has any of the following: a GB identifier with the Union flag; a Euro symbol; a national flag of England, Scotland or Wales; numbers and letters only – no flag or identifier.

Where do you put the GB sticker on a car?

When travelling overseas motorists must display the UK logo on the rear of the vehicle. These are commonly sold as stickers or magnetic logos. Alternatively, motorists can display a number plate that includes the UK identifier with the Union flag.

Are Sat Navs legal in France?

Using a sat nav while driving in France is completely legal but there are a number of instances where you could land into trouble. France law dictates that motorists must not use sat navs which can actively deter speeding cameras.

Is it illegal in France to drive without a breathalyzer?

A new law has come into force in France making it compulsory for drivers to carry a breathalyser kit in their vehicles or risk an on-the-spot fine. It is the latest move by the government aimed at bringing down the number of road deaths caused by alcohol.

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Can I drive in France with a UK license?

A full, valid UK driving licence is required. Due to new updates from the DVLA the paper counterpart is no longer required and this includes when travelling on the Continent. You must be 18 or over to drive in France. A UK sticker to display in the rear windscreen and your motor insurance certificate(1).