New Speed Limits in France – Take Care!

New Speed Limits in France - Take Care!

If you’re travelling through France this year, maybe to le Puy Notre Dame, BEWARE! There are new speed limits in force.

The speed limit on many A and B roads in France has been reduced to 80km/h (50mph) – in a bid to save up to 400 lives a year.

Coming into effect from July 1, the reduction from 90km/h (56mph) affects around 400,000km of departmental roads across the country and came response to an alarming rise in road deaths.

The RAC says British drivers will need to get used to driving slower on two-lane highways than they would at home, even though visitors are likely to mainly use bigger, faster roads during their stay.

To see the RAC’s advice about driving in France – Cliquez sur ici.