- If you’re hiring a car in the UK to drive over to France, buy beam deflectors for your lights so they don’t dazzle oncoming traffic (as you’ll be on the ‘wrong’ side, your usual dipped beam will be shining directly into other drivers’ eyes). These are available online or at ferry terminals.
- French driving laws require all drivers to carry a breathalyser, fluorescent jacket and warning triangle at all times. Before you agree to rent a car in France, check that these are supplied.
- Remember, France measures distances in kilometres not miles. Of course, that means speed limits will be referring to kilometres per hour, so don’t get too excited when you see the highway signs that state a maximum of 130 – that’s the equivalent of 81 miles per hour.
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