Bike Rack Hazard Sign

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  1. Chrisy

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    Off to France. May be a silly question but do the stripes have to point in any special direction?
     
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    You don't need one in France.
     
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    as said.. not a legal requirement.. but I always use one , even in the UK..

    the chevrons should point to the off-side of the van.. so in France that would be pointing left.. and right in the UK
     
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    Weve just ordered one off amazon as been told they are compulsory in France?
     
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    untrue..

    they are only compulsory in Spain and I believe Portugal
     
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    At least will have one ready for travelling further afield.
     
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    And ITALY. BUSBY.
     
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    and Italy (y)

    do they not stipulate it must be made of ally. and not plastic ?
     
  9. Chrisy

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    Thanks all.
     
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    Any legislation on whether the sq is metal or acrylic?
     
  11. Judge Mental

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    They make you much more visable at night. I would always use one whatever the rules....better then being shunted!
     
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    Yup Italy must be aluminium sign
     
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    That's a good point, our bike rack extends from the hitch point and the bike cover is navy blue so would be difficult to see in the dark. The hitch rack does have a full set of lights but no harm in extra visibility.

    Thanks for that, glad I ordered the aluminium one now
     
  14. Jonkil

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    Good point.
    My rack on towbar too...
    Will order a sign now....
    EBAY... here we come !
     
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    I found Amazon cheaper yesterday
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    The Fiamma one we got doesn't have chevrons, just diagonal stripes & reflectors in the corners - is that no use for Spain, Portugal & Italy then?
     
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    my mistake.. I shouldn't have said chevrons.. they are diagonal stripes.. (y)
     
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    Oh OK, good(!) thanks :) - so the bottom of the stripe points to the road on the driver's side?

    [​IMG] in UK?

    [​IMG] rest of Europe?
     
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