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Drive on the right side of the road.
The minimum age required to drive is 18.
Always carry your driver’s license when operating a motor vehicle in Paris.
Motorists that use corrective glasses must keep an extra pair in the car.
France has a very strict law on drink and driving. They only allow 0.5 mg of alcohol per milliliter of blood, where in the U.K. the limit is 0.8 only.
Use your seatbelts, it is compulsory.
Children under 12 years cannot sit in the front seat, unless they are over 150cm tall and child safety seats must be used for all children under the age of 3.
Stick to the speed limits, they are implemented severely. Speeding can occur to on-the-spot fine and your vehicle can be impounded.
The speed limit is 50 km/h in the town and 130 km/h on motorways (110 km/h when wet).
Do not use your mobile phone while driving unless you have a hands-free kit.
Give way on roundabouts.
The French roads are generally in good condition, specially the “autoroutes”.
Traffic inside the city can be heavy and parking can be difficult. Pedestrians tend to jaywalk more in Paris than in any other French cities.
Starting July 1st 2012 it is compulsory to carry 2 breathalyzer kit in the car. A 15 euro fine will be imposed for non-compliance starting November 1st 2012.
Make sure you are driving a vehicle with headlamp converters, this is compulsory.
Wearing of visibility vests before getting out of the car is now being implemented in Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Spain (and likely to become compulsory throughout the EU).
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In the month October, The average car rental length in Lyon was 3 days.
The average car rental duration in 2022 is 5 days.
Currently the most booked car rental in Lyon is COMPACT.
The average car rental price was last month 365 USD.
The average rental price last month was 122 USD per day.
The available car rental companies in Lyon are: Alamo, goldcar, National, Enterprise, Firefly, OK Mobility, etc…