French Car Rentals
Seat belts front and rear are required for all passengers when driving in France. Children under the age of 10 cannot travel in the front seat.
Motorists in France are required to carry spare bulbs, a first aid kit, a warning triangle and a fluorescent jacket in their vehicle.
Cautions and Alerts
In France, you drive on the right.
The French police do love their Radar guns so expect them to be hiding behind every billboard. Radar detectors are illegal in France.
Keep in mind, when the roads are wet, the speed limit is automatically reduced.
In France, anyone caught travelling at more than 25km/h above the speed limit can have their license confiscated on the spot.
Also be aware that urban speed limits begin at the town or city sign, usually denoted by a white name panel with a red border, and the limit ends where the name panel has a diagonal black bar through it.
French Speed Limits
130 km/h (110 when wet)
90 km/h (80 when wet)
110 (100 when wet)