Taking Your Car Abroad this Summer?
In order to avoid any fines or penalties, there are some important articles we recommend you read BEFORE you travel ...
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has again warned motorists not to take their vehicle abroad without their V5C logbook, this is a timely reminder to drivers of leased (or hired) vehicles that they will require a vehicle on hire certificate (VE103) from their rental or leasing provider.
Also, remember all drivers in France are required by law to carry the following items in order to avoid any unnecessary fines or penalties:-
- French clean air stickers - called Crit'Air vignettes - are part of a six-category sticker system that applies to all motor vehicles in certain areas to identify what emissions they produce. They were introduced in late 2016.
- Breathalysers/alcohol test
- Warning Triangle
- Reflective Jackets
- Headlamp Beam Deflectors
- A GB sticker (or ‘euro’ registration plates featuring the GB initials)
- Spare bulbs
- Snow chains (all year)
More helpful advice is also provided by the RAC, read more here