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Re: French motorists are just thick as...

I can't do clickable links (of course) and the code isn't available online, but there are some online tests for revision...

https://www.codedelaroute.fr/

http://www.coderoute.com/test-code-de-la-route/

http://www.passetoncode.fr/nostests_gratuit_examen.php

Have fun!
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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>chessie wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">T - no, wasn't referring to your excellent posts - just another 'one' who said they'd never experienced what many of us are complaining about, and then suggesting it was all our fault because we drove too slowly !!   Which I feel is generally untrue because from personal experience I've had a bumper-clinger still clinging on even when, just as an experiment, I actually went quite a bit over the speed limit - and it was still there... hanging on grimly.<br>As for 'slam on the brakes' - I don't.  But it is many drivers first instinctive reaction - when sometimes the ability to accelerate out of trouble is the better option.  What I've developed over the last 30 years, thanks to IAM - was cadence braking;  that did get me out of a potential fatal accident when, on a UK dual-carriage-way, a motor-cyclist pulled out, straight in front of me without really looking;  immediate cadence braking on my part brought my car to a stand-still fairly rapidly.   But that was the closest, and nastiest, experience I've ever had.  I had been aware of the motor-cyclist, and was watching him for any potential problems - much as I love motor-bikes and riders I'm aware they are more vulnerable than us motorists.  So that was a combination of anticipation, reading the road - and cadence braking saved me from possible fatal accident.<br>Interesting posts.<br>Chessie<br></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

Please read my posts before misquoting me.
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There are parts everywhere.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-43023430

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Just for the record the 1st rule of the road - France, keep to the right except when overtaking, UK, keep to the left except when overtaking. The label of autoroutes and motorways having slow, middle and fast lanes is a misconception. On a 3 lane highway there is a driving lane and 2 overtaking lanes.
The safe driving distance between your vehicle and the one in front is the 4 second rule and yes people will leap-frog it. Better to arrive where you're going slightly later under your own steam than on a gurney or in a body bag.

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BritinB - Huh - did I even bother to mention 'you' ?   I said 'one' - so whatever, just chill, cool it......

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Please take your own advice. You are obviously not prepared to understand what I wrote.
Driving in France is one of the things that makes living here great. The roads, the lack of traffic and the endless countryside are wonderful things. I’m afraid when I read the horror stories about terrible driving and tailgating by all the French drivers on the roads that’s so far from my experience I find it hard to believe. My world is great.
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Brittany is hardly representative France Brit.

Try commuting into Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Nice or wherever on a daily basis and then report back. Lyon is by FAR the worse. Maniacs !!!

In fact leave Paris on a Friday night to drive to Brittany for the weekend or even worse on a bank holiday and then back again after lunch on a Sunday/ Monday !!! We used to do that all the time. That is scary. I still have the mental scars.

Or leave Lyon on a Friday night and drive to a ski resort and then back again on Sunday evening.

France has loads of traffic free roads. The reason is of course, hardly anyone lives there.

Back in reality and crowded roads, the statistics speak for themselves.
ner ner nee ner ner!!
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BritinBretagne wrote the following post at 12/02/2018 17:01:
There are parts everywhere.

What's that got to do with French drivers?
NickP
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