Off-Topic Driving in Europe

Discussion in 'Lounge & Gossip' started by AccordCU2, Thursday 1st Mar, 2012.

  1. AccordCU2 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I drive through Europe twice sometimes three times a year.
    Amount of things you have to have in the car is unbelievable and is all mandatory,if you didnt have them you liable to a fine.
    Warning triangle,fire extinguisher,spare bulbs,yellow vest for every passenger,tow rope,first aid,GB sticker,headlamp beam converter(i don't bother with these any more).
    I heard that from July in France you will have to have alcohol breathalyser tester in your car.
    Is any of these things mandatory in UK?
    Apart from that i really like driving in Europe especially on Autobahn.
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I thought if you had GB and the EU logo within the number plates your were exempt from the sticker on the boot. Is that not the case?
     
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  3. AccordCU2 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Yes you are right there but if you don't have logo on your number plates you have to have GB sticker.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    You got to admit the car without the GB\EU strip does look better or even a JDM import plate.
     
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  5. davemazo Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I love driving in France, especially in Brittany. I just knew that if I allowed an hour to get somewhere then it would take an hour or less. No traffic jams, speed cameras every hundred yards (there are some I know), traffic lights apart from the bigger towns and very rarely any parking fees
     
  6. Felicity Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    France seems to be cracking down on potentially unsafe drivers. All these new requirements might seem burdensome but I'm sure they're reasonable and will make driving safer.