Monday, July 14, 2008

British Motorists to face £100 on-the-spot fines in France

If you are driving through France in the next few weeks and fail to carry a fluorescent safety vest in your vehicle you’ll receive a hefty £100 on-the-spot fine – the new law came in to force on July 1st 2008.

According to an online survey carried out by Mail Order specialists, Car Parts Direct, 76% of British Motorists who intend to travel this Summer had no knowledge of the law.

Additional hefty fines also apply for not having a GB sticker, warning triangle or headlamp deflectors. Other countries have more rules, such as compulsory Fire Extinguishers and the requirement to carry a First Aid Kit.

Mail Order Specialists, Car Parts Direct provides a complete European travel Kit that has been developed to include the motorist legal requirements when travelling to any European country and would bring added safety to motorists driving in the UK.

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