France has made CE Gloves compulsory

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Re: France has made CE Gloves compulsory

Post by ChasF » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:42 pm

The above was posted as a reply - no idea why it's opened a new thread!

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Re: France has made CE Gloves compulsory

Post by WIBO » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:21 pm

ChasF wrote:None of us like all this regulation but the French civil servants love to create this stuff, possibly to justify their existance.

The last two rules that have been introduced - hi viz in the event of a breakdown and wearing gloves seem quite sensible to me.

If you're looking to have a stress free trip to France just make sure you have your papers (log book and insurance for the bike and passport for you), wear gloves, carry your hi-viz, so that in the extremely unlikely event that you're stop by the Gendarmes you'll be fine. Not too much to ask in my view.

I get stopped often on trail bikes but I do about 10k road miles a year all over France and have never been stopped.

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Hi longer before, I can ride wearing my bikini back to front on the way to the beach but I have to have gloves on.


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Re: France has made CE Gloves compulsory

Post by stevee112 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:29 am

I live in Normandy and have never had any problems with the Police, in fact I never see them. As with most places you will attract attention if you ride like a pillock and/or ride too fast. If you get stopped it will be because of the previous two reasons or they are conducting road checks for drinking or terrorism. They will most likely wave you on and they will not be interested in your gloves.

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