Many thanks. In case of "mishap", do I need to notify the local police? Is this an emergency call or should I find local numbers?battered said:No clothing requirements. Well, not beyond basic decency. ;-)
Lights after dark.
Officially reflectors and bell, but new bikes come with these and the crappiest lights you have ever seen, and they are guaranteed to fall off before you leave the car park.
Think that's about it. I lived there for 3 years, I was unaware of any special reqmts other than common sense and what you'd do back home.
Have a nice time. Drink plenty of water, it gets warm out there. :-)
OT a bit, but I noticed recently that the fire stations are often signposted in towns. Seemed a bit odd - it's not like you often take a fire to the fire brigade....yello said:I have been told, though fortunately have no personal experience, that phoning the pompiers (firemen plus) can be the best course of action in case of emergency. The reason being that they tend to be more widely spread, and so likely closer to you, have a decent level of medical training with the equipment to match, and can assess the situation and liaise with the other emergency services as required.
Whoops! I said "+1" but have just realised andym has got it wrong way about, probably not intentionally since he's otherwise spot on.andym said:There definitely is a legal requirement to wear a reflective jacket/gilet at night or in conditions of poor visibility. This doesn't apply outside agglomerations (so basically anywhere that doesn't have street lighting).
When I was electric shocked on Eurostar (actually in the Tunnel, I was on French TV) it was the pompiers/sapeurs that attended me at Lille station.yello said:I have been told, though fortunately have no personal experience, that phoning the pompiers (firemen plus) can be the best course of action in case of emergency...