road code
LexInter | August 27, 2003 | 0 Comments

ROAD CODE

TITLE I: DEFINITIONS

Article R110-1

   The use of roads open to public traffic is governed by the provisions of this code. The same applies to the use of roads not open to public traffic, when a provision of this code so provides.

Article R110-2

   For the application of this code, the following terms have the meaning given to them in this article:
–  agglomeration  : space on which are grouped buildings close together and whose entry and exit are indicated by signs placed for this purpose along the road which crosses or borders it;
–  pedestrian area  : right-of-way assigned, temporarily or permanently, to pedestrian traffic and within the perimeter of which vehicle traffic is subject to special requirements;
–  stop : momentary immobilization of a vehicle on a road for the time necessary to allow people to get on or off, loading or unloading the vehicle, the driver remaining at the controls of the latter or nearby to be able, if necessary , move it;
–  cycle  lane: lane exclusively reserved for cycles with two or three wheels on a carriageway with several lanes;
–  emergency  lane: part of a shoulder located at the edge of the roadway and specially designed to allow, in the event of absolute necessity, the stopping or parking of vehicles;
–  motorway connecting slip  road: road connecting motorways to the rest of the road network;
–  roundabout junction  : square or crossroads comprising a central median that is materially impassable, surrounded by a roadway made one-way on the right onto which various roads lead and announced by specific signage. However, in built-up areas only, roundabout intersections may include a central median that can be crossed materially, which can be straddled by drivers when the size of their vehicle makes this maneuver essential;
–  carriageway  : part (s) of the road normally used for the circulation of vehicles;
–  intersection : place of junction or crossing at the level of two or more carriageways, whatever the angle (s) of the axes of these carriageways;
–  cycle path  : roadway exclusively reserved for cycles with two or three wheels;
–  parking  : immobilization of a vehicle on the road outside the circumstances characterizing the stop;
–  traffic lane  : subdivision of the road having a sufficient width to allow the movement of a line of vehicles;
–  zone 30: section or set of road sections constituting a homogeneous traffic zone in a municipality, where the speed is limited to 30 km / h, and the entrances and exits of which are announced by signs and are subject to specific arrangements.

Article R110-3

   This code does not apply to vehicles traveling on railways using the roadbed.
However, the drivers of these vehicles are required to comply with the signs containing absolute requirements as well as the indications given by the agents regulating road traffic.

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