France has a vast road network : main roads, minor roads and country roads as well as motorways mean you can travel safely and securely.
THE MOTORWAY NETWORK:
As a disabled person driving an adjusted vehicle (class 2: 2m ≤ H ≤ 3m, PTAC ≤ 3.5t.), you can benefit from a class 1 rate. To obtain this reduction:
- take a lane with a toll booth
- at the automatic toll booths, use the intercom to call for assistance.
Travelling on the dense motorway network is easy. The rest areas and service areas offer adapted toilets as standard.
Most service stations offer many facilities such as: car parks, toilets and showers and you can request assistance from the petrol pump attendant.
Accessibility is generally good although there is no guarantee that you will not be faced with any obstacles.
A guide to the available services was edited by ASFA in 2007.
You can order the brochure or find it online:
|Accessible motorway services
In the event of a break-down or accident, you can request help by dialing 112
without having to go to the orange emergency phones.
NB: Automated tolls on certain less busy motorways can be problematic. Make sure you have cash and in the event of a problem, call for assistance.
THE ROAD NETWORK:
It is less easy to find adapted services on minor and country roads. Even if the petrol pump attendants are happy to serve you, it is not always easy to find a station with adapted toilet facilities.
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