France restricts young bus riders on Aug. 2
Germany — Groups of eight or more children ages 17 and under won’t be allowed to travel in France aboard buses and minibuses on Aug. 2.
The one-day law, which applies from midnight through midnight, was instituted by the French government, according to a press release from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based Rheinland-Pfalz police. The weekend traditionally has the year’s heaviest traffic in France due to summer holidays.
The law affects youths of all nationalities, including U.S. tourists traveling from military installations. It is in response to severe traffic accidents involving buses that have occurred during the busiest summer weekends, according to the press release.
Rainer Barzen, a spokesman with the Joint Police Cooperation Office in Luxembourg, said he did not know what penalty violators would face.