Important: maximum speed in France has been reduced
July, 12 2018
Are you planning a well-deserved break in France with your car this summer? Then please note that the maximum speed on two-way roads has been reduced from 1 July 2018. It’s been reduced by 10 km/h, so from 90 km/h to 80 km/h.
This change applies to two-way roads without a central reservation, or ‘routes nationales’ (national roads) and ‘routes départementales’ (regional roads). Good to know before you start your trip to France! Extra tip: Check if you need to update your navigation system to take this change into account.
On the road with a car and caravan
If you’re going on holiday with a car and a caravan with a combined weight of less than 3500 kilograms, you’ll also need to abide by the new maximum speed. If your combined weight is over 3500 kilograms, nothing changes for you, since the maximum speed for your combination was already 80 km/h.