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I have seen these signs previously but last time had a 3.7 ton MH, so basically ignored them

the sign shows 2 car symbols with LH one red implying no overtaking, with the letters 3.5T

this presumable means any thing cars included over 3.5t cant over take, the road south of Poitiers N10, has these signs for the whole length we have driven so far

It must mean no overtaking, we weigh about 4.5T plated at 5.0T so decided not to chance it and stuck in line of lorries, speed limit for most of road was 90kph for cars 80 kph 3.5T so not lot to be gained anyway, other than the lead lorry about 50 ahead of us slowed on hills to 70kph, a few lorries overtook, but hardly any

what would / do you lot do?
 
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In my daily drive a Renault Trafic I am limited to 50/60/70 with a tracker so I stick to the limit. They have done this for a reason, perhaps a history of accidents?
 

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I seen these signs when we was in France a couple of months ago, unfortunately when i first spotted one i was already in the fast lane overtaking some crawlers, never heard anything off the French ol bill
 
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funnily enough halfway along the road (40 odd miles) the police were out with cameras, so my decision not to overtake was good

was not intending on speeding, just slightly confused by the odd lorry coming by

I should add this is a dual carriageway
 
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Yes I was just going to say that flic is often hiding in the bushes (y) I'm always happy to give them a smile of satisfaction :D
 

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Yes I was just going to say that flic is often hiding in the bushes (y) I'm always happy to give them a smile of satisfaction :D
Your good, we give them a special two finger wave....from under the dashboard!
 

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It's the same down much of that stretch between Bordeaux and the Spanish border, especially the pine forested bit with the wide fire breaks beside the autoroute. The result is long lines of lorries chugging along theoretically unable to overtake, and cars driving long stretches in the fast lane trying to get round them, just like in Britain. Doesn't stop some truckers overtaking though. Not an issue for us 3.5t lightweights but doubtless a pain for others.
 
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It's the same down much of that stretch between Bordeaux and the Spanish border, especially the pine forested bit with the wide fire breaks beside the autoroute. The result is long lines of lorries chugging along theoretically unable to overtake, and cars driving long stretches in the fast lane trying to get round them, just like in Britain. Doesn't stop some truckers overtaking though. Not an issue for us 3.5t lightweights but doubtless a pain for others.
that was the last place we were as aware of this signage issue, but that strtch is now mainly peage so I hear, so might not apply now, will find out tomorrow
 

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I have seen these signs previously but last time had a 3.7 ton MH, so basically ignored them

the sign shows 2 car symbols with LH one red implying no overtaking, with the letters 3.5T

this presumable means any thing cars included over 3.5t cant over take, the road south of Poitiers N10, has these signs for the whole length we have driven so far

It must mean no overtaking, we weigh about 4.5T plated at 5.0T so decided not to chance it and stuck in line of lorries, speed limit for most of road was 90kph for cars 80 kph 3.5T so not lot to be gained anyway, other than the lead lorry about 50 ahead of us slowed on hills to 70kph, a few lorries overtook, but hardly any

what would / do you lot do?

Obey the rule and don't overtake! If you're caught , it might cost you an arm !!!!
 
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