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Breakdown

Posted by chanel-641946 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by moi-383589 - 3 years ago

How many times did we need to stress AUTOROUTES for those who doubted our information.

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Posted by Dave Evans-439024 - 3 years ago

Thanks for that info about N roads DN. Most informative posting on this thread!

Dave

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Posted by DN-434538 - 3 years ago

There seems to be a misunderstanding by some about the two types of 'motorway' in France.

The Autoroutes, A roads, are generally what in the UK are  considered Motorways, if you break down here you must call using the roadside emergency phones or use the appropriate mobile phone App. Most auto routes which are pay to use are operated by private companies and you will get through to their control room. They have a list of approved removers, who are contracted to get to you within 30 minutes. The price is fixed by government. Non authorised removers may not operate on the autoroute, only ones called by the operator. The reason they say use the emergency phones or use the app and not make a mobile phone call is so that they know exactly where you are. If you have the phone app it automatically gives your position.   

Some N roads are motorway standard but the same rules don't  apply. (there are exceptions, normally bridges and tunnels where the rules do apply). So if you break down on a N road unless specified otherwise  you can call your breakdown  insurer direct.

The authorised remover will get you a fixed short distance from the autoroute for the fixed fee. Normally to an appropriate garage. What happens next is dependent on your breakdown cover. 

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Posted by agente securite - 3 years ago

pretty straightforward if not then please avoid moterways

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Posted by agente securite - 3 years ago

i had a blow out rang the police they asked where i was otherwise put your triangle out and wait if you dont have a mobile a lot of french moterway is regularly patrolled or surveillance nb on autoroute police first then insurance

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Posted by moi-383589 - 3 years ago

You might think it's codswhallop but French law states that if on an autoroute you must call the emergency services-if a 'phone not working then 112. We all know that you can have breakdown cover but this helps after you leave the autoroute. Even an European breakdown cover fro teh UK states that you cannot ring them if you break down on an autoroute.

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Posted by chèvrefeuille - 3 years ago

For a second time; if you break down on an autoroute (a French motorway) you do NOT a use your mobile phone, you HAVE to use an emergency phone.

http://www.vinci-autoroutes.com/fr/depannage-autoroute

 

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Posted by agente securite - 3 years ago

i agree woth last break down dial 112 they determine where you are and send appropriate help in the form of a recovery truck driven by a mechanic

 

 

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Posted by malcolm1-10066606 - 3 years ago

This must be the biggest load of codswallop I have ever read in AI !! You just ring your car insurance company and they arrange your  recovery , nearly all French insurance policys cover you for breakdown recovery , they don't take you home but they recover and often offer a hire car to get you home !!  Don't use the yellow fones they are incredibly expensive

 

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Posted by shepherdscrook - 3 years ago

The phones at the side of the 4 voie going from St Malo to Rennes have been decommissioned as they said that everyone has mobile phones these days and usually there is good reception!!! Which isn't true the whole of the 4 voie.

With others I do not know just know along this part of the 4 voie.