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    Posted: 31 Aug 2019 at 19:26
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Always useful. I must say I can never remember which is which between the French "You have priority" and "You don't"...... I must develop a mnemonic. Or make a little sticker.....
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In France, assume you don't. LOL
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On major (N) roads you will have that yellow diamond indicating you have priority.
On smaller (D) roads wide vertical line and thin horizontal means you have priority.
Thin cross means priority a droite, to the right.

On smaller (C) roads, you hope to see a white line on the side road, but no advanced warning at all. So always assume you might have to stop. If they think they have priority, they don't look.

Post with red band is an indication of a junction, but not of priority. But again not on the small (C) roads.
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Yes, I'm familiar with the junction signs which are fairly intuitive (although showing a cross roads for ordinary junctions) but the yellow diamond ones fail to stick in my mind for some reason. I usually work them out by context eg if on leaving a town I see one I can fairly safely guess it's my priority.

But if course your first point is absolutely true.
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I had a very close encounter last year in the car. Junction ahead, couldn't see anyone approaching due to hedge. Just as I got to it a car just came out. Fortunately slowly so I just managed to swerve left round it.
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