I’m go­ing to France, do I have to dress up in hi-viz?

An­drew Camp­bell

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

There are posts fly­ing around in a few in­ter­net fo­rums that the French have ex­tended the re­quire­ment for driv­ers to carry a hi-viz in case of break­down to motorcyclists. Is this cor­rect and when does it come into ef­fect? James Hill, Ayr

An­swered by Alas­tair Mcfar­lane, MCI Tours On this oc­ca­sion the in­ter­web ru­mour mill is cor­rect. This new mo­tor­cy­cle­spe­cific law came into ef­fect in France on Jan­uary 1. You have to carry a hi-viz over­jacket for your­self and another for your pil­lion if you have one. How­ever, don’t panic, you only have ac­tu­ally to wear it if your bike breaks down to avoid peo­ple get­ting mown down at the side of the road (who said the Gen­darmes might want a big­ger con­tri­bu­tion to their pen­sion pot?!).

‘Avez-vous le high-viz clob­ber?’ He’s al­right, he’s got an old MCN stuffed down his front Drop the ball from height and it will bounce, lower it in and it will sink

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