Click here to go to the home page
Home About Us Shop Newsletter Send News Tip
Custom Search
 
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Google Plus Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Pinterest Follow us on a RSS Feeder Follow us on Twitter Follow us on YouTube

  Click here to go to the motorcycles in the movies site

     

France: The New Radar Warning Signs

28
July
2010
  Posted at 01:00:00 PM
  File under  France Travel
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
click to see France on a map

France Radar Current sign
Starting next week, on the 3rd of August, France will see new radar warning signs appear on the roads. Until now, the signs (see left photo) warned you of a radar up ahead, usually within 1/2 kilometer. The sign was followed by the speed limit, so you could slow down and ride your motorcycle through the speed radar at the authorized speed.

France Radar New sign
But starting next week, that's changing. A new sign (see the right photo) will tell you that you are in a zone that contains a speed radar, but the zone itself could be 2 kilometers long, meaning you'll need to slow down for two kilometers.

On its own, you can argue that people should be riding at the authorized speed limits, but from experience, and from statistics, people slow down way below the speed limit out of fear that their speedometer is not correct and since they'll fine your for being a few kilometers over the limit. I've seen cars dropping their speeds in a 130 kph zone, from 140 to 90. So you can guess the accidents that follow....

The first three signs will be on the RD 936 at Lamonzie-Saint-Martin, the A36 at Sausheim and on the RD 83 at Rouffach. More zones will follow late this year, until they have covered all of France.

Thumb Up Smiley

Via: Moto-Station



Article Comments
comments powered by Disqus

Technorati :




 
frame image
 

frame image

Click here for our free
daily/weekly newsletter

Special Articles
Riding in France
Getting your License in France
How to lose your license in France
Finding cheap fuel in France
Fear Not The Dreaded French Signposts
Renting a motorcycle in France
Biker Friendly Accommodation in France
Motorcycle Taxis in France
Social Media of Famous Bikers

Content Copyrighted - click to read notice



frame image
Ads by Motorbiker                           
 Jafrum–Motorcycle Gear Experts


frame image

frame image


frame image

frame image


frame image

frame image
Advertise
on this site!
Click here

  frame image

Check out my book:
Photographic visit ...
By Photographs &...
 
Disclaimer:All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Motorbiker.org makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Privacy Policy










Admin Web Analytics