Driving in France

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Re: New speed limits

Just to tidy this question up. Garmin has updated their French information and now show the necessary roads at 80 Kilometres an hour.
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Re: New speed limits

Does your Garmin update allow for the Tour de France ?
I only ask because today we were forbidden to use the main road in our Commune because of this road race .. from some unearthly hour of the night until heaven only knows when this evening. If you personally or the daily nurses or the ambulances needed to access anyone in trouble then tough .. the main road being our lone access to all points on the Presqu'Ile.
Not that I am against the tour, but good grief, on a Presqu'ile we have little enough access to main roads as it is ..so to suddenly be unable to access our route to anywhere/elsewhere was dangerous.
The Presqu'Ile has, over the years, become a major retirement area also a burgeoning growth area so it was bizarre that we were cut off from hospitals and the like all day.
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Re: New speed limits

Yes Sue pathetic isn't it, same our way last year, Tour not due until 12:30 but had to go 37 KMs down a peage as well because they wouldn't let us cross the main road at 9am a distance of about 12metres. Cry Out [:'(]

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Re: New speed limits

My ancient Garmin satnavs would allow for the Tour de France as they have real time traffic updates and show closed roads. I was in Normandy for the 50th anniversary of D-Day and although large swathes of the road network were closed to the public they were accessible by ambulances and other emergency traffic.
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And, I understand, if you have a "camera" built in on your windscreen then the dash display is going to show the new sign.
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Whilst this dates from 2011, it relates to the same geographic area and explains in detail exactly how the emergency services deal with the TDF. Hopefully it provides a little reassurance.
http://www.sdis85.com/activite-operationnelle/tour-de-france-2011/
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Yes Sue, as my satnav has live traffic updates, also the car "reads" traffic speed signs. I believe that in Aquitaine they are not altering speed signs as a protest. So how people who are unaware of the new rules get on, dog knows?
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I think it’s jus the Corrèze that’s refused to change the signs. I’ve been in La Vienne, The Deux Sevrés and Charente Maritime today and they’ve certainly changed the signs.
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