New 'Blind Spot' Law introduced
Updated: Jan 31, 2021
A new law in France for any large vehicles over 3.5 tonne/ 3500kg (including motorhomes) has been introduced from the 1st January, 2021 aimed at reducing accidents due to any ‘blind spots’ on these vehicles. These vehicles are now required to display warning stickers on the rear & sides showing the location of any blind spots on the vehicle - the aim being to warn any vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists/ cyclists & pedestrians who may drive or pass behind an HGV.
The signs should be displayed, on the rear (right side) as well as on the left & right sides (within 1m of the front), at a height between 0.9m & 1.5m from the ground (excluding glass surfaces). The signs (pictured above) appear to be widely available on the internet for a few euros if you search for ‘autocollant angles morts’.
NOTE: This regulation also applies to all foreign motorhomes over 3,500 kgs when travelling on French territory. Failure to comply can result in a fine of 135€.