France blind spot warning stickers (Angles Morts)

From January 1st 2021, all heavy vehicles in France (both goods and passenger transport vehicles) need to have a sign to inform others about their blind spots.

According to the decree published by the French Ministry on 20th November 2020, heavy vehicles over 3,5 tonnes driving in cities, have to be fitted with an infographic sticker, informing other road-users about their vehicle’s blind spots (Angles Morts) The stickers must be visible from the sides and the rear of the vehicles.

The Sticker Angles Morts on the rear of the vehicle must be placed on the right side between 0.9 and 1.5 meters from the ground. On both sides, the Stickers Angles Morts must be placed in the front (also between 0.9 and 1.5 meters from the ground).

The stickers must also be affixed to trailers and semi-trailers at the rear of the vehicle, on the right-hand side of the rear and at a height between 0.9 and 1.5 meters.  On the semi-trailers, the stickers must be affixed on both sides too, within the first meter behind the fifth wheel (also at a height between 0.9 and 1.5 meters).