The Rules for Road Cycling in France

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When cycling in France, there are a few rules to be aware of:

First and foremost, cyclist must always remember to ride on the right hand side of the road and in single file (avoid riding side by side). Please remember to leave enough space between yoursel and the rider in front of you for a car to fit. By riding on the right, you are more visible to drivers and less likely to be involved in an accident.

Another important rule to follow when cycling in France is to yield to pedestrians at all times. This means that if you are coming up on a pedestrian from behind, you must slow down and give them the right of way. If you are approaching a pedestrian from the front, you must stop and let them cross before continuing on your way.

In addition to riding on the right and yielding to pedestrians, cyclists in France must also use hand signals when turning or stopping. This is important so that other cyclists and drivers are aware of your intentions. For example, if you are going to turn left, you would extend your left arm out to the side. If you are going to stop, you would extend your right arm out to the side with your palm facing down.

Lastly, another rule to follow when cycling in France is to wear reflective clothing at night or in low-light conditions. This is important because it makes you more visible to drivers and helps prevent accidents. Reflective clothing can be anything from a reflective vest to reflective tape on your bike.

By following these simple rules, you can help keep yourself and others safe while enjoying all that France has to offer. So, next time you’re planning a cycling trip, be sure to keep these rules in mind!

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Albert Einstein

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