France: motorcyclists must wear a reflective vest

June 14, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

In France, i.e. a country that is particularly keen on implementing all safety regulations, a new law will come into force on January 1, 2016, according to which every motorcyclist will have to carry his (important: carry with him) a reflective vest. The penalty for non-possession can range from 11 to 100 Euro if the motorcyclist was involved in an accident and did not have such a vest with him. Interestingly, the law does not prescribe to ride in such a vest, but only to have it with you. Does this have nothing to do with security, but only with the enforcement of the EU directive?


Another interesting fact: Putting a reflective vest with you will be acceptable, but all other reflective materials – no. So if, for example, you will have a jacket in a Yellow Fluor, while you are in control, but the lack of a vest in the glove compartment will give you a ticket. The rules apply not only to the French, but to all motorcyclists. The recipe is already in force in France as far as drivers are concerned, but as of January 1, 2016, it will also include drivers of two-wheelers.


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