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New French Rules

FYIs as of 1st July warning triangles and
gayglo gilets or jackets () become compulsory
items to carry in your car whilst driving in France




And From July 15th RedBull will no
longer be illegal in France.
 
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I always thought warning triangles were compulsory in France since the 1960's
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Nope. but it soon will be.
Seperate fine for each item.
 
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Nope.
Oh..... maybe it was Switzerland then

I always carry one... it just seems like a sensible idea
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So what did the French have against Red Bull???
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So what did the French have against Red Bull???

it's british

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FYIs as of 1st July warning triangles and
gayglo gilets or jackets () become compulsory
items to carry in your car whilst driving in France




And From July 15th RedBull will no
longer be illegal in France.
It's been compulsory over here in Portugal,for some years now.
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We always carry all of those items when travelling in mainland Europe & here in Blighty come to think about it
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So what did the French have against Red Bull???
So much caffeine mixed with Vodka is not a good thing!
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Do they call it............ "Vodka et le Taureau Rouge" ????

Doesn't sound quite the same does it ????

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What makes me think that the notice in the car section of HyperU said Juillet 8*?

*8 x Pastis et Taureau Rouge ?
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Yer, my bro told me about this the other day. He's driving to France in a couple of weeks and is busy buying everything he needs to take. He didnt mention the Red Bull bit which is strange cause he lives on it.
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do you know if that is a jacket per person in the car?

Driving to the south on July 4th

Thanks for the tip ;-)
 
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So what did the French have against Red Bull???

Mmmm IIRC it was banned in South Africa in the early nineties as well.
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You must also carry a German phrase book.... just in case
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FYIs as of 1st July warning triangles and
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Are gayglo jackets pink?

You also need spare bulbs.
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Are gayglo jackets pink?

You also need spare bulbs.
What sort ...will daffodils do ?
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it's british

Redbull is Thai.


It was banned for being a stimulant after a few
OTT drinkers got hospitalized.

Or maybe they think gargling bull spooge
was a bit too much for the French public
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What sort ...will daffodils do ?
Absolument pas! This is France we're talking about, you know.

Garlic bulbs, naturellement
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It was illegal in Turkey for a while but they brought out a snide version of it called Matador
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it's british

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Redbull is Thai.
Recipe may be claimed to be Thai but all formulation and commercialisation of the product was/is from Austria.

Always made me laugh that Les Frog were happy to ban Red Bull but have extra caffeine/taurine loaded versions of Coke & Pepsi available as well as selling alcohol at motorway service stations

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Ras well as selling alchol at motorway service stations

Don't knock it, many a Sunday saved
by getting booze from a petrol station.
 
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The French,like other Europeans know how to drink in moderation.Binge-drinking is a foreign concept over here.
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The French,like other Europeans know how to drink in moderation.Binge-drinking is a foreign concept over here.
They are considering upping the drink limit to
18 (from 16) as there is anecdotal evidence
that binge drinking is starting to appear in the
16-18 age bracket.


I think that may be true as 12 years ago you hardly
ever saw young French out drinking in bars.


They want to put measures in place this spring
before they start seeing drunk French kids in
City centres.
 
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Must be the foreign influence At least we don't have the aggression coupled with drinking over here in Europe.
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