France imposes a high visibility law on motorcycles
France imposes a high visibility law on motorcycles
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Will be effective January 1, 2013, and from that date all motorcycle drivers who circulate in the neighboring country will have to wear reflective or high-visibility items with a surface area of ​​at least 150 cm2. This includes all motorcycles or scooters of more than 125 cc or of more than 15 kW (20, 39 HP) and will also affect all the passengers of those motorcycles. You will think that, well, okay, that is up to the French, but it turns out that even if you are from abroad, if you drive on their roads you will have to comply with that rule in addition to the one that requires helmets to also wear reflective parts. If the police stop you and you do not comply with the rule, they will fine you 68 euros and deduct two points from your card.

It never hurts to increase the visibility of those of us who ride motorcycles, although there will still be those who, after running over you, tell you that they had not seen you. But a rule of this type in a group of countries such as the current European Union makes as little sense as our current A2 card, which is only valid for circulating in Spain and nothing else. We will have to put another mark in the column of countries that wage war on their own when it comes to road legislation. Although our French neighbors have done better than here, because with their law they oblige all those who circulate there and if they do not fine the song. So now you know, if it comes to your plans to go through France from next year you will have to include a few reflectors in your luggage. In Spain, at the moment nobody knows anything about this, but with how fast the Spanish legislators are, it would not be surprising if they impose it on us in the middle of this year to equate us with the other countries of the European Union.

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