Traffic Rules France


In towns 50 km/h
On motorways 130 km/h (when raining: 110 km/h)
On highways 90 km/h
Right-hand driving/left-hand driving Right-hand traffic
Alcohol 50 mg/100 mL
Seat belt mandatory yes
Child Safety Seat Child seat required up to age 12 or 150 cm.
Toll fees There are usage fees for the motorways.
Obligations to carry Warning triangle, first aid kit and safety vest required.
Mobile phone Only hands-free telephones may be used.
Right of Way Priority to the right; trams have right of way.
Roundabout Cars in the roundabout have the right of way.
Specific rules of the counry Dipped beams must be switched on when it is raining or snowing.
Specific parking regulations Yellow line at side of road: no parking; blue line at side of road: parking disc required


Driver´s license

A UK driving licence is valid.

Minimum age

The minimum and maximum age varies between car hire agencies and also between vehicle classes. The minimum age is normally between 21 and 25 and the driving license must be 1 to 2 years old. At some car hire agencies drivers below a fixed age limit must pay an additional fee.

Details are available in the hiring terms of the car hire agency. (In point 3 – Entering data and payment – under General Terms and Conditions)

Fuel Information

There are two options:

1. The tank is full when accepted and returned with a full tank. There is a charge for the petrol required to fill the tank.

2. The tank is full when accepted and paid for. The vehicle is then returned with an empty tank. Any remaining petrol will not be reimbursed.

You can find the applicable tanking option in the details of the results list. We have no influence over the tanking option.

This content is for informational purpose only and does not guarantee accuracy or completeness.