Legislative and regulatory documents
All legislative and regulatory documents applicable in France are in French, and their French text is the only legal reference. Information in French on legislation applicable to tunnels can be found in various parts of this website. Regarding road tunnel safety, the applicable laws, regulations and recommendations are available in the part named « Textes de référence ».
An English translation is available for the following document :
- « Technical instruction relating to safety measures in new road tunnels (design and operation) », published as to inter-ministry circular No. 2000-63 of 25 August 2000 concerning safety in the tunnels of the national highways network (the circular and its appendix 1 are no longer in force, only appendix 2 is still applicable).