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Regulations for travelling in Europe

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I haven't been abroad in the Motorhome for several years. What must I be aware of - I'll be going through France, Belguim, and mainly In Germany. Yellow safety jackets, two alcohol testers, two red triangles plus ?

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Hi


You are probably best off having a read of this first as there are usually subtle differences in each country...


https://www.theaa.com/european-break...ving-in-europe


I think the breathalyser requirement in France has been dropped now btw...



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Which ever way you look at it, we are MUCH BETTER OFF in the EU than outside!


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If you need glasses to drive a spare pair is required, don't forget the documents related to the vehicle.

A few more in the link below.

https://www.drive-france.com/checklist/

Terry

Edit; Dont forget the new French speed limits.

https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/13...ml#post2970487

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Breathalysers are NOT required irrespective of what Halfrauds Ferry companies say - the Law to allow for them to be checked has never been enabled and all of them are now out of date (only have a 2 year life and last made 4 years ago).

Yellow safety vests are essential and warning triangle (2 for Spain)

Spare bulbs for road lights for vehicle (even if you have no clue as to how or tools to fit them)

Paperwork; hard original copy of V5 insurance documents driving licence MoT test certificate.

Suggest also scan all of those and establish a draft e-mail with those scanned copies attached - that way you can always get a copy even if vehicle destroyed or stolen and draft only means totally safe. Address it to other half or dependent and self but do not send.

Maps/satellite navigation or phone for navigation needs - plus books of sites / aires / or suitable apps on phone to allow to find.

Good source of finance as many costs in EU are higher than UK (except in Spain which is generally thought of as cheaper - that is our experience too.

Games etc. for children as TV cannot be guaranteed throughout EU although may work in many areas.

Food items that are hard to locate in France are e.g. decent tea (although PG Tips IS available in many supermarkets n the summer) similarly Marmite can be bought but is expensive. English biscuits are difficult to find (except Chocolate Digestives - I wonder why?). Similarly low sugar cereals are not readily available except Weetabix and sometimes Shredded Wheat.

Generally many British things can be found (at the moment) but at much higher cost.

Remember Jo Cox and what she stood for.

Any comments above are only MY OPINION and should be read as that.

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But best of all

Forget your favourite British foods

And eat the foods of where you travel

Although an exception may be bacon , lardons are not the same but passable in a butty

And HP sauce

IgnoreMarmite unless like poor Dave you live in France and crave it

I remember travelling to him with pots of Marmite

Should be remembered as the Marmite kid

No accounting for taste

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Just read an article in Which magazine that lists the legality of dash cams in Europe. In Austria and Portugal it is an offence to own one let alone use it with hefty fines in Austria. Other countries have restrictions on their use eg for private use only.

I haven't heard about this before.

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Remember that you must be able to put your yellow jackets on before you get out. So not in the boot or Garage and have enough for all in the vehicle.

Have a great trip.
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Remember that you must be able to put your yellow jackets on before you get out. So not in the boot or Garage and have enough for all in the vehicle.

Have a great trip.

Lots of folks just put these on their front seats (as if the seats are wearing them IYKWIM) so they are visible to any plod who happen to take an interest.


I glued a hooks immediately behind each seat to hang ours on.



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Which ever way you look at it, we are MUCH BETTER OFF in the EU than outside!


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