Saturday, 18 June 2016
No licence? No problem!
In France not having a pukka driving licence does not stop you from driving a car. It just has to be something like the above (although newer models are available).
There is a small amount of reading-up to do before you set off, but it is very basic and does not involve lengthy lessons, driving tests, etc.
Otherwise the rules are these; your car must be a two seater, have an engine of no more than 4 Kw or 50cc, and have a maximum speed of 45 Kph (I think this is right).
So, there you are. If you're a really hopeless driver, or you've had your driving licence taken away, you can be back on the road in no time; provided that you're willing to be seen out driving something akin to a Noddy Car.
Nothing in France holds you back, but you do have to be over 14.
Are other countries like this?