If you are thinking about heading off to France this year either in your own vehicle of hiring one of our camper vans you need to be aware that the national speed limit on ordinary roads in France is being reduced to 80km/h (50mph) from 90km/h (56mph).

The change to the speed limit covers all roads which do not have a central reservation or barrier and includes most of the routes departementale (D roads) and a good proportion of the routes nationale (N roads).

The change will be enforced by unmarked cars operated by a private company. If you are caught speeding you won’t see anything or get pulled over, you will get an automatic fine sent through the post to the vehicle’s registered keeper/owner.

The change will take place from the 1st July 2018.

Remember if you are hiring a camper van from us or any other company you are liable for any speeding fines which come through during the time the vehicle is rented out.