following on from the reflective clothing thread...
March 16, 2013
Unfortunately, there has been for some time another (stupid) piece of
legislation forcing all bikers in France, whether residents or
visitors, to wear a helmet with reflective stickers on, and this one has
not been scrapped. Bikers caught wearing a helmet without stickers may
face a 135 euros fine payable on the spot and 3 points taken off their
licence. The police have recently been enforcing this rule quite
severely in Paris and other locations throughout France.
All helmets must have four reflective stickers: one on the front, one
at the rear and one on each side. The surface of each sticker must be
18 cm2 and, within each sticker, you must be able to draw a 40 mm
diameter circle, or a 12.50 cm2 rectangle with a minimum of 20 mm length.
I don't know if this is being seriously endorsed. I haven't seen any French riders wearing these.