Updates for Go Motorhoming and Campervanning
Driving in Europe
|Meli has written two helpful blogs: How to Drive Legally in Europe after Brexit and 4 Must-Do Checks before Entering the EU after Brexit|
|Nov-15||Paper Driver's License (UK)
Hiring a Vehicle Abroad
Now that the paper counterpart of your driver's license is no longer valid, when hiring a car or motorhome abroad you will probably need to take other steps to prove your driving record is clean or to prove which vehicle categories you are able to drive.
The DVLA has published an article and video tutorial showing how to give hire companies temporary access to your driving history online.
Follow this link and scroll down to 'Hiring a vehicle: how to prove your driving record after 8 June 2015'
|Oct-15||Electronic Toll Payment (France)||
Sanef, the French motorway operator, has extended the Liber-t electronic toll payment system to UK motorists.
The start up cost is €36, including a €20 refundable deposit for the small electronic transponder.
Attach the transponder to your windscreen behind the rear view mirror where it can be read at the barrier. As you approach the barrier, the unique code from the transponder will be read and the barrier will open automatically. You will then receive an invoice and be debited in GBP.
There are no discounts on the toll rates for using the electronic system, but it can be used at all toll motorways across France, except the Montblanc and Frejus tunnels. It is available for Class 1, 2 and 5 vehicles up to 3m tall and weighing up to 3.5 tonnes.
To read more click here.
|Jul-15||Speed Limits||Speed limits on certain single-lane minor roads in 11 departments across France will be reduced from 90km/h to 80km/h. The roads affected are particularly prone to accidents.|
|Jul-15||Driving Laws (France)||The drink driving limit will be reduced from 0.5% to 0.2% for people who have been driving for less than three years.
The use of headsets, headphones and earpieces is now illegal whilst driving in France, whether for listening to music/radio or with a mobile phone. The use of hand-held mobile phones is also illegal.