square sign with blue car in France

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    We are in France and can't find the description for a sign on the side of roads that is square with a blue car in it and sometimes a red line going through it mostly at the entrance and leaving major roads.
    Can anyone tell us what they mean please?
     
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    I asked a French friend once and he didn't know either.:Rofl1:




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    I think it means, Limited Access Road. Meaning that there will not be access from this road to private properties etc.

    Like a Dual Carriage Way or Express Way.




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    I would read it that only cars may enter-but if there's a red line through the car,then cars may not enter.

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    That's what we thought but cars are on the road where the red line goes through it, it's a blue sign by the way with A. white car inside the square.
     
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    Limited-access road

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    or different car same meaning

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    That's the one Mel.
    By limited access I hope you don't mean we can't use it because we see Lorries and cars on it.
    We being 4 ton?
     
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    only white cars with blue stripes are allowed :Smile:
     
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    Here it is.


    Clear as mud as there doesn't appear to be a sign that says Automobiles Only Zone.

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    You will find these on most dual carriage ways.....so no problem....

    I think Itinerant Pete has it correct..
    Limited Access Road. Meaning that there will not be access from this road to private properties etc.
    keep your horse and cart , Bicycles, tractors off ...Automobiles Only Zone

    and the photo with the red line through PPete has put on is when you come the end of the road back onto a normal road access permissible


    if ever there was a weight problem on any road you will see a sign with the axle or village limit
     
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    Thanks Bill for input I was struggerling:Doh::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Expressway and End of Expressway :Smile:
     
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    Got it, I think.:Laughing:


    White car means Start of Highway, other than Autoroute, only for Motor Vehicles.


    So white car with line through it means (you've guessed it) End of ......... etc.



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    Sign doesnt apply....you're British. :thumb::Laughing:
     
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    My understanding of it is that only cars may use the overtaking lane on these roads?
     
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    Not so I'm afraid - earlier posters have got it right. Here is a translation from the official French road sign guide:

    Route with limited access. This signal announces the beginning of a section of road other than a motorway, reserved for the motor vehicle traffic on which the rules of circulation are the same ones as those prescribed with the articles R.412-8, R.417- 10,R .421-2 (except for 9°), R.421-4 with R.421-7, R.432-1, R.432-3, R.432-5, R.432-7 and R.433-4 of the highway code and on which, unless otherwise specified, the maximum speed of the vehicles is fixed at 110 km/h.

    And the sign with a line through marks the end of the motor vehicle-only section.
     
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    You'll most likely see this sign on French motorways where they are doing roadworks and the lanes split into a narrower lane for cars and a wider one for trucks etc... So the sign means - limited access for cars only, in other words go down with your bus and you might get stuck!!!!!!!
     
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    Only white cars allowed. Any other colour needs a respray
     
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