Renting a car for your Chamonix holiday
General France driving information, laws, rules and regulations
Driving in France is done on the right-hand side of the road
Overtaking is on the left-hand side of the road
Seat belts are mandatory
The use of a mobile phone while driving in France is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system
Drivers are to carry a valid drivers licence, registration documents and insurance documents at all times while driving
Dipped headlights to be used at poor daylight visibility
In most major cities you will find that many petrol stations in France are open 24 hours. Fuel tends to cost more when you buy it at a station on the highway.
The toll highways in France are labelled as 'Autoroute peage' and marked by blue signs with the letter 'A' before the number. Drivers take a ticket on entering the road and pay according to distance travelled. The current cost is about €1 per 10 miles.
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