With the car on holiday in France: here you need to think

With the car on holiday in France: here you need to think

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In the Middle and the South of the Netherlands celebrates the basic and secondary education now holiday. Many of them opt for a vacation with the car: in 2015, the car was 9.5 million times used to a foreign destination to reach. Where should you look for when you’re traveling to France?


Mandatory luggage

Take a warning triangle and a warning vest. That should be within reach, and is only obligatory for the driver. “It is advisable to at all travel within Europe jacket, fire extinguisher, bulbs, warning triangle and opening with you”, says the AA. “Then you do not to take into account the different requirements that countries impose on the mandatory luggage.” Also alcohol is recommended to have with you, as this is not required.

Toll roads

On most motorways in France are tolled. With the Tolbadge (valid only in France, Spain and Portugal) you can quickly go through the toll gates drive. Passenger cars belong to the fee tariff no 1. Roof boxes have no effect on the rate. On the site travellers will be able to the total price of the toll calculating start point to end point.

Car hire

A director must be at least 21 years of age, a valid drivers licence and be here at least a year or two in the possession of his (differs per autohuurbedrijf). Drivers younger than 25 years often need a young-bestuurderstoeslag pay.

Also important

In France you have a fuel-emission sticker is required, because of the new legislation Crit’Air. This is true as yet only in the town of Paris. In Lyon, Lille, and Grenoble is the sticker only when smog occurs. “In later stages, there may be other areas to the zones added,” according to the ANWB.

On the basis of the type of vehicle, the level of CO2 emissions and the age of the vehicle gets the car a sticker assigned. The sticker must be ordered online through the website. Important: for cars registered before 1 January 1997 and engines from before 1 June 2000, get no sticker, and the low emission zones not in.

Furthermore, you can behind the wheel better no flip flops to wear. In France and also in Spain you can liability be increased if you have an accident caused. Finally, you get behind the wheel no earplugs in.


Think of these rules as you with the car going on vacation

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