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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 18-09-2021, 11:54 Thread Starter
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Question Winter Tyres Anyone?

I've only just seen this and since I live in a department (87) which is included I am concerned that this might impact me. However, from this article. it would appear that it will only apply to certain municipalities - not the whole department.
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Seen that, we are not in it either (thankfully). We are in 47 Lot et Garonne.

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We have a cottage 87230 but it is only that if you do not have winter tyres you must carry chains between Oct and March. As far as I am aware.
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Its surprising where I have contravened such a law, even had road signs stating compulsory winter tyres on some high roads in Sicily in the winter months. BUT I have had winter tyres now fitted (4 years ago) not a big difference in ride on a 6 ton sprinter and generally wear is not a consideration with a MH is it?
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Personally I won't have anything but winter or four season tyres on any vehicle. We live in Dept.50 but sometimes wet grass can need extra traction.

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Ours are Michelin Agilis Camping which are specifically marked CP as suitable for motorhomes and the occasional high stress use plus higher pressure than normal Michelin Agilis, they are also marked M+S so comply with the new requirements.
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Dept numbers are a bit boring, meaningless to most I imagine, glad we have proper names for our local areas.
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They are until you get used to them, just like County names.

They were deliberately arranged in a random manner to prevent the North - South feelings that are so apparent in the U.K. now. But, of course, I still have to check a map to find where most of the ones that I do not use frequently are to be found.

47 is home Department

24 is Dordogne, just next door (5km),

17 is Charente-Maritime, where one of my daughters lives,

33 is Gironde where Bordeaux is and major medical advice and treatment

Interestingly, there is no Department 20, but 2A and 2B cover Corsica

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Departments_of_France

So, you get used to knowing what you visit….
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Dept numbers are a bit boring, meaningless to most I imagine, glad we have proper names for our local areas.
All our departments have a name and the numbers just follow the names in alphabetical order. Ours is Haute Vienne (87) - the Vienne is 86 so it follows the 'V'.

It is a good system and has advantages - All postcodes start with the department number and ours is 87310. Another good thing is that they do not change because of political gerrymandering. Car registrations used to have the department numbers included but that meant you had to change registrations when you moved home or bought a car from another department. That was not so good so the system was changed about 15 years ago.
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I seem to remember reading somewhere that the French department numbers related to the alphabetical letter of the department or main town. Will take another look.

https://www.france-pub.com/departements.php

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