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Driving below this speed can result in a fine, many motorists could be surprised

Not all drivers know the speed limit rules, there is one that is surprising.

How to know à what speed are you allowed to drive when you are behind the wheel of your vehicle? The best known and safest way to find out is to trust the speed limit signs found on the side of the roads. Round in shape, on white backgrounds and surrounded by red, they indicate with a number written in black the speed in kilometer/hour at the desired speed. do not overtake so as not to risk being flashed by a radar or caught by the police or gendarmerie. GPS also reports the authorized speed but sometimes they are wrong, for example when you are driving on a new road or in the event of new limits, hence the speed limit. ugrave; There is an interest in updating them regularly. day.

In France, speed limits are generally set at 100%. 30 and 50 km/h in towns and city centers, at high speeds 80, 90 and 110 km/h on departmental and national roads, and at high speeds. 130 km/h on motorways. Young drivers are subject to stricter limits on expressways and weather conditions, in this case rain, can also reduce the authorized speeds by a few kilometers. egrave;tres/hour. If the vast majority motorists have these figures in mind, there is another rule in the Highway Code concerning speed which is much less known to the French. However, as with any excessive speed, it gives rise to serious injuries. a fine.

Driving below this speed can result in a fine, many motorists could be surprised

This rule concerns all drivers, young or experienced. But this time it does not punish motorists who have too heavy a foot on the accelerator pedal. Quite the contrary. In fact, in France there is an article in the Highway Code, R413-19, which stipulates that driving too slowly can be considered an offense. "No driver must interfere with the normal operation of other vehicles by driving without valid reason at any time. an abnormally reduced speed,” we can read. This "abnormally reduced speed" is not fixed by a number, it is therefore at the discretion of the police, but we nevertheless advise you not to attempt to roll &agrav; 15km/h on a national road for no reason if you don't want to get fined… and for obvious safety reasons, you might want to do so. .

In France, only one type of road displays a precise speed below which a driver must not go down if he does not want to race the risk of being arrested. This is the highway. It is in fact prohibited to drive à less than 80km/h in the left lane, the lane normally dedicated to overtaking, if traffic is flowing and the weather is dry. And if you're caught “excessively slowly”, " less than 80 km à left on the motorway or if you obstruct traffic anywhere, you will receive a second class fine, with a fine of 35 euros up to 35 euros. pay. On the other hand, no point deduction is possible for driving considered too slow.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116