Cyclist stickers compulsory for vehicle going to France.

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On the French Gov website , it specifies "Camping cars"(motorcaravans ) to use bus sticker . There are only two legal stickers truck and bus .HTSH
 

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I have the truck stickers on mine. I haven't seen anywhere where it states which vehicle picture you need to display, so with a choice of 2 vehicles, neither of which resemble mine, I chose the truck. . The important thing is the wording.
 

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The important thing is the type of vehicle ,for compliance with the directive , Bus one represents M type vehicles eg passenger carrying the truck one is goods carrying vehicles category N , this is frequently marked in V5 . :)
 

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The important thing is the type of vehicle ,for compliance with the directive , Bus one represents M type vehicles eg passenger carrying the truck one is goods carrying vehicles category N , this is frequently marked in V5 . :)
Is this in the French directive?
 

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I think a lot of people are getting hung up about these stickers. If your motorhome is over 3.5 tonnes max and you drive anywhere on French soil, you need to display the stickers in the places they are supposed to be ( or as close as possible) it doesn’t matter which sticker you use for a motorhome, the important thing is that you display the stickers, and although it is now mandatory, their use will not be enforced till next January.
My stickers are official stickers and don’t have a CE mark on them.
The local Gendarmerie confirmed that as there is no official motorhome sticker, either of the available stickers are ok to use.
People still quote that they need to be displayed when in urban areas only but I can’t find this in any official publication ( I could have missed it) but are people really going to take them off when outside an urban area and put on when inside one, assuming they know exactly where these urban areas start and finish?
This reluctance to display them seems to me to just be a British thing, we’ve just driven across France and saw dozens of heavy Euro motorhomes displaying them. Even a German van with the French stickers, German stickers and U.K. stickers.
 

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As I understand it, the stickers have to be on both sides at the front, and on the right side at the back, even on RHD vehicles, where the blind spot is on the left, not on the right. Seems to make little sense.
 

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The blind spot is traditionally on the kerb side, in France, that’s on the right. The stickers are a warning to cyclists, they will take little notice of them anyway, and even less notice what side your steering wheel is on.
So, left or right hand drive, the placement of the stickers is uniform.
 

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This reluctance to display them seems to me to just be a British thing. Even a German van with the French stickers, German stickers and U.K. stickers.
I think this is concerning more people you,d have thought that it would have been easy for this to be a EU ruling
 

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With the breathalyser, although the decree was passed into law, there was a serious supply issue of these kits and fines for non compliance were rarely given and I believe the law to carry them has been scrapped. The Angles Morts decree was passed into legislation on 1st January 2021with a 12 month period to comply. There is no shortage of stickers or supply issues so it’s very unlikely to go the same was as the breathalyser law.
Only time will tell, but it’s rare now, in France, to see a heavy vehicle without these stickers on.
We still carry two breathalyser kits in our vehicles. The drink drive law is much stricter in France with harsher penalties.
We do have the Angles Morts stickers on the van too!View attachment 101180
What is the point of having a sticker on the side of the vehicle. I can see reason for it on the back.?
 

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I am in Nantes at the moment with the motorhome and came down a week ago all French motorhomes I have seen on the aires over the 3.5 have them and all the trucks I have seen. Only me is overweight due to French food and wine but van under so not required for me .😃 And the temperature dropped to 25 today coldest yet. ☹️
 
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