Are you going to pass along the beautiful French roads during the upcoming motorcycle season? If yes, you must remember to bring the jacket with reflective tape. A law recently approved by the Government over the Alps made it obligatory – as of 1 January 2016 – the presence of as many motorcycles, scooters (with two or three wheels) and light bicycle with bodywork (like the quads) of the vest high visibility.
The rule, harshly criticized by the FFMC (French Federation of Angry Motorcyclists – French Federation of Motorcyclists in Anger) was strongly supported the French executive, which he, to ensure greater safety on the roads has decided to impose the presence of a fluorescent yellow reflective vest edge also of the vehicles listed above in order to increase the visibility of their drivers in the case of long shutdown the roadway.
If the rule becomes similar to that imposed on motorists, just like will be the fate of those who will be without during a check of the French Police Force: in both cases, the sanction will go from 11 to 135 Euros. In the absence of the vest to put on the technical leaders, it is considered valid also on reflective heat transfer vinyl item, as long as they comply with the European standards EN 1150 and EN 471 (located on the label). Moreover, it is clear, it is not obligatory on him to keep his head in normal driving conditions, but only in case of accident or failure or poor visibility as fog or heavy rain. Just like cars, it is important to have it with him always.
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