driving in france

Driving in France

Driving in France isn't too different to driving in the UK. The main and most obvious difference being that you drive on the right-hand side of the road rather than the left. You shouldn't worry too much about this, as the roads leading up to most roundabouts, traffic islands, dual carriageways and motorways do lead you in to the right-hand lane automatically. So - at most junctions, you would have to turn against the traffic signals to make the mistake of driving on the 'wrong' side of the road. Where you have to be more careful is when turning out from a T junction or a petrol station etc, onto a quiet road. This is where you are most likely to forget which lane to move into - at least initially.

pdfsnapshotangle.pngThere are strict regulations governing what you should carry with you when driving in France - and this is the main focus of our website.  On the right-hand side of this page you will see a link to download our very own checklist.  This can be printed out on A4 paper, and lists the main items that you need to have with you in your car whilst driving in France.

Download our unique 'Driving in France' checklist
updated for new July 2012 legislation including breathalyser requirement!

Simply enter your name and email address in the boxes on the right and we will send you an email providing access to the checklist.

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