Roadsign in France

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  1. vanessa

    vanessa Deleted User

    Many people are unaware that a place-name road sign, when bordered with a red line, indicates the start of a 50kph speed limit. There is frequently NO OTHER SIGN of the reduced speed limit!

    So, drivers in France beware - red line round place name = 50 speed limit (that's 30mph).

    When you see the sign with the placename crossed-through, bordered in grey, this means back to the national speed limit of 90kph, unless otherwise stated.
     
  2. gillr49

    gillr49 Read Only Funster

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    Yes, every small village in France, that has a sign, is covered by that.
    On the spot fines as well, they wil escort you to a cash machine if you haven't got the money or take your licence off you and then you cant drive.
    Take care

    :RollEyes::Err::Err::Err:
     
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    Especially if they note your GB sticker :Err:
     
  4. Don Madge

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    Unless of course there is a higher speed limit sign posted after the place name road sign.:Wink:

    Don
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    On the same topic , who knows what these two mean ?
    and NO cheating ... :Wink:

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  6. vanessa

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    Is it me, or are the pics not working, Jim?

    Yes, of course if there is an "over-riding" speedlimit sign, either higher or indeed lower (and the French do like their 30kph in town centres!), that applies.
     
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    Must be you Vanessa.. :Err:
     
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    :Eek!: I don't SEE any pics either. :Embarrassed:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    That's odd.. must be your puters :Laughing:
     
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    :Cool: Nope. Doubt it. It must be your's. :Laughing::Laughing:
     
  11. vanessa

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    I agree, JSW - can't be BOTH of our super-duper 'pooters, can it?:Wink:
     
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    :Cool: No way Jose. :Wink:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Well, just to prove MINE is ok .. :Laughing:

    Screen shot

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    :Frown::Frown:I can't get them either..........:Frown:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Anyone see the screen shot ??
     
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    :Embarrassed::Embarrassed:I would guess, without cheating
    Clearway, end of clearway
    but not sure
    :Embarrassed:
     
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    I'm wrong folks, just cheated:Embarrassed::Embarrassed::Embarrassed:
     
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    :Cool: Yes. I CAN see them now. But I don't know what they mean. :Laughing::Laughing:


    Oh!! Yes I do. But I cheated. :Frown:
     
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    Jim,

    Priorty road and end of priorty road.

    Don
     
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    Top marks Don :Wink:

    On roads with this sign, drivers have priority to when going across intersections or turning onto another road. There is also a version with a line through it, meaning “this road does not have priority”, that is cars coming from the right onto this road have the priority.
     
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