Helmet Retro-Reflective Stickers - France

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Re: Helmet Retro-Reflective Stickers - France

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 23 May 2013, 17:11

Received the stickers today Cammy! Tnx!!
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Re: Helmet Retro-Reflective Stickers - France

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 25 May 2013, 17:03

Here are the results of the MoGlo blach reflective stickers:

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I can tell you it's damn difficult to stick them on straight and level. :D

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Re: Helmet Retro-Reflective Stickers - France

Postby mbrST1100 » 27 May 2013, 17:00

Derek-Dex-French wrote:That covers clothing.

Well, do you think that I would appear somewhat exaggerated in my genuine UK Police motorcycle jacket...?? ;)

...assez réfléchi, monsieur le gendarme?... 8-)
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Re: Helmet Retro-Reflective Stickers - France

Postby paul_narramore » 21 Jun 2013, 10:18

It appears from what I've read on other motorcycle forums that the plans for drivers/riders to carry two sets of breathalysers with them when travelled in France has been shelved (for now). I had already bought mine though. And Halfords are still selling them insisting that they ARE a legal requirement. French riders and Brits living in France tell me that those helmet stickers, whilst law, are virtually ignored by the Police there.
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Re: Helmet Retro-Reflective Stickers - France

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 25 Feb 2014, 13:38

So far as I am aware, the requirement to have retro-reflective (can reflect in all directions no matter where source of light) stickers is specific to France only, and is a real regulation. The only helmet manufacturer who provides these stickers as standard is Shark (a French brand). The French Police did fine some motorcyclists in and around the Paris area last year, but I think have otherwise largely ignored it. The regulation actually states that the stickers must be affixed so securely that removing them will damage the fabric of the helmet. Now what policeman is going to deliberately try and damage a helmet on the side of the road just to test this, thus rendering the helmet useless? Thanks to the w@nkers in Brussels for this one!!!
You could get retro-reflective stickers in black from Bike Quip (in black or red - see Rear Reflective Kits at http://www.st1300-accessories.co.uk/), which you can then trim to size and stick on to helmet which (provided is a good quality helmet) will not compromise the shell.

Alternatively, avoid the Paris area....
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Helmet Retro-Reflective Stickers - France

Postby PeterPan » 25 Feb 2014, 18:33

Alternatively, avoid the French area....

Sounds like a good plan. It's full of French people.


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