Friday, February 18, 2011

Eggscellent Advice

On the road, we're all fragile! Breathe, smile, slow down...

Today begins two weeks of school holidays for Zone B, which includes Orléans-Tours, Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Besançon, Dijon, Lille, Limoges, Nice, Poitiers, Reims, Rouen, and Strasbourg. France has three geographical zones to ensure less traffic on the roads.

Even so, certain areas will be declared "black" when the beginnings or ends of the three holiday periods converge, black denoting that traffic is at its worst level. Other levels include green, orange, and red in ascending order.

February 26 will be one of those "black" days in the Alps area as everyone heads to and from the slopes.

You can check out the country's traffic calendar here.

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