robgul wrote:The key word in the original post is "Please .... " - being a request, not an order - nowhere does it say that it's obligatory for hi-viz, helmets and lights - so looks like another mountain being made out of a mole-hill post
It may say "please" but it says "ensure" so it seems more of a polite instruction and the Brittany Ferries terms say that you must "follow any instructions given to you on your ticket and other travel documentation". It's also rather odious that this also seems to be sent selectively by email as travel documentation after booking, rather than being published.
Thanks to bretonbikes for taking this up. Hopefully it is just some foolish helmet+hi-vis zealot working for BF acting off their bat and they can be put back in their metal box ASAP.
bretonbikes wrote:It is the law in France to have hi-viz in cars - so I have no problem with BF wanting this. It is the law (in certain circumstances) to wear hi viz in France and the law to have working lights. All that I have no problem with (though of course you will not see lights on 95% of French bikes...).
Forced hi-viz is an excellent reason not to cycle in France any more Do BF require car passengers to wear hi-viz while crossing the port? Or the whole car?