un gilet de sécurité fluorescent homologué, avec un marquage CE apposé sur celui-ci, à l’intérieur du véhicule, dans un endroit permettant de le prendre facilement avant de sortir du véhicule, Équipements obligatoires en voiture : gilet de sécurité, triangle... | Service-Public.fr
Doesn’t have to be yellow but does have to be CE approved does have to be where you can put it on before you get out eg in glove box, under your seat.
I have seen several cars and vans with orange gilets in the windscreen.
It’s in a pannier. I’m not going to wear it an in fact the law specifically decrees that that is not necessary. My motorcycling clothing and helmet are already pretty hi-viz in their own right as the jacket and trousers incorporate a lot of reflective material and there is a legal requirement to have reflective stickers on crash helmets.
I was recently informed that gloves are now compulsory on bikes and they have to have the CE mark motorbike safety label. As a devotee of fingerless gloves in the summer it seems a bit nanny state to me. Next it’ll be ballistic shorts.
It is actually part of a campaign that is aimed at getting moped riders to wear protective clothing and gloves in particular. It comes from paramedics complaining that they were having to spend too long dealing with unnecessary injuries. It’s generally accepted that nobody will be asked to prove that the gloves that they wear conform. I use the same lightweight leather gloves that I’ve worn for years in the summer and occasionally some reinforced Gortex gloves in the winter. I doubt either pair confirm and the label on the leather pair is so worn it could say anything. If I was really worried I could buy some labels online.
It depends what you mean by nanny state. A few years ago in the town where I lived a young soldier was knocked off his motorcycle when a car ran into the back of him at a red light where he had stopped. He wasn’t killed but died about 10 days later as a result of the abrasions he suffered. It was a hot sunny day, he was going to the swimming pool and he was wearing a t-shirt and shorts. Some people need protecting.
I think it would be a good idea for Everyone to read that link David… especially Newcomers to France… it is very comprehensive and explains everything quite clearly… the who, the what, the where, the when and the how…
2016 is the latest update and we Residents should be aware by now… but no bad thing to remind ourselves… and to check that the essential stuff has not been removed/left out…
Red Triangles are on offer all over the place (not expensive)… but how many of us think of picking one up… and/or checking that the one we may already have… is not broken…
I’ve been rashered myself many times over the years and it’s not pleasant. When my daughter was little I always made her wear a back brace, as kids use on ponies, when we went on the bike but I don’t want to have to wrap up myself like the Michelin man to go for a spin.
I wear ‘armoured’ jeans whenever the weather is dry. I’m a great believer in leather, , although I rarely wear it on the bike these days, that’s because my Dainese leathers from my previous sports bike don’t really go with my current sports tourer. Luckily it’s a two piece so I do sometimes wear the jacket and aforementioned jeans.