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Steve Farrell  says:

Compulsory hi-vis in France

Compulsory hi-vis jackets for motorcyclists are among a raft of restrictive new traffic laws to be introduced in France. Motorcyclists also face compulsory retraining if they haven’t ridden for five years and larger number plates on their bikes. Other measures include jail sentences for speeding by more than 31mph (50kph), removal of speed camera signs and a ban on camera warning devices...

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Aug 02

Posts: 538

Hi Viz

I can guarantee i'll never wear one, there are no coppers about to enforce it over here anyway if it came in.

If no motorcyclist wears one what could they do ? They couldn't prosecute everybody could they, as long as the vast majority stick together these bully tactics won't be enforcable.   

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May 10

Posts: 114

coxyjm says:

The French

are SHIT drivers, bikers out there need to be visable, it is unfortunate, but necessary. I hate the french bunch of smelly hairy peasants, with no biking history. SHIT cars as well. Dont get me started on Belgium.



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Mar 07

Posts: 1464

joeslow says:

No biking history?


Wrong there mate, but I agree their cars are crap..

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Mar 11

Posts: 58

Vortex1952 says:



If the ever so placide british attiude toward everyting the government trow at them remains we will all have to were it....

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May 10

Posts: 114

coxyjm says:

joeslow. oops

i stand corrected, but i have never heard of any of those companies apart from a couple. bloody french

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Jan 11

Posts: 7688

snev says:

Blockade the ports , burn the witches, Off with their heads, Storm the Bastille, Just some of the responses available in France. Us Brits,,, we just take whats dished out.

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Jan 11

Posts: 115

luckyskua says:

European Anschluss

This decree is a blatant throwback to 40's Germany, why not demand that motorcyclists wear a flourescent yellow 6 pointed star - a Star of David? The vile discrmination here ought to be recognised for what it is. France bans an item of dress one month then demands the wearing of another soon after, based on safety advice that is little removed from fiction.

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Jan 09

Posts: 158

Surprise surprise

I was out today with a black crash helmet, black leathers, black Bonneville, headlight off, and, unusually, no-one pulled out on me in 150 miles!! C'est la vie!!

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Sep 09

Posts: 712

eurotunnel and p&o

will be well pissed off at this

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Oct 02

Posts: 11

pgmaestas says:

High Viz in France

What about the number plates? If we are to comply with this legislation, will we also have to carry another number plate to fix to the bike when we cross the border? I think that someone in the French Government has been smoking too much pot!!

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