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High visibility vest and triangle mandatory from 1 October 2008

Motorists: vest and triangle mandatory from 1 October 2008

Sanctions will be applied from 1 October 2008 against motorists whose vehicle is not equipped with a high visibility safety vest and warning triangle.

From that date, motorists who do not comply with these new obligations will be liable to a class-4 fine (€135 fixed penalty, reduced to €90 if paid within 15 days of issue).

The high visibility safety vest must be worn by a driver before he exits a vehicle immobilised on or by  the roadside in response to an emergency.
It must include the "CE" mark and a reference to one of two standards: "EN 471" or "EN 1150".

Upon leaving the vehicle, the driver must place a warning triangle on the roadside at a distance of at least 30 meters from his vehicle or from the obstacle.
The marking "E 27 R" certifies the conformity of the triangle with existing standards.


The wearing a high visibility safety vest also becomes mandatory from 1 October 2008 for every cycle rider and passenger, when out of town at night (or during the day, when visibility is insufficient).

Any cycle rider or passenger not wearing a high visibility safety vest after that date will be liable to a class-2 fine (€35 fixed penalty, reduced to €22 if paid within 15 days of issue).

Vests and triangles are available in the automotive accessories shelves of supermarkets, from automotive suppliers, in service stations, etc...

http://www.service-public.fr/actualites/00905.html?xtor=EPR-140
Clair
En Deuil - 8 Nov. 16

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