The Long Term Rental Agreement allows you to drive a new vehicle and change it regularly. What about the gray card needed to be in good standing in case of control?
The steps and the amount of documents to provide to the Prefecture to obtain the registration of his vehicle is not what we prefer. By changing vehicles regularly via the Long Term Rental Agreement, it could have been a shame. Fortunately for you, it is not so.
The registration certificate must be issued in the name of the owner of the vehicle. In this case, you are the tenant. It is, therefore, up to your renter to make all the administrative steps to establish the registration card. The registration card will be in his name, and you will appear there, but under the mention “Tenant.”
The cost of the registration document is often included in the rental price
The renter will give you the registration card or a copy so that you can drive in good standing with your new vehicle. The cost of the registration is also the responsibility of the renter, and the latter has likely reflected in the rental price.
Any driving license is followed by a probationary period or probationary license. This step imposes constraints for a period that can extend from 1.5 to 3 years, depending on the case. Above all, the license initially has only 6 points, which will be supplemented regularly by other points until reaching the 12 points of a traditional license.
The probationary period or probationary license: what is it?
Young drivers have fewer points on their driver’s license and are subject to more restrictive regulations. Just out of their training, they need to be encouraged to be cautious and respect the recently learned rules. The probationary license aims to raise awareness of the laws of the road (which they know, but they are just starting to apply), as well as to push them to a responsible driving that will build a solid foundation for their driving throughout of their life.
“Good to know: the probationary license does not only concern young drivers
Different audiences than new holders of a first driver’s license must also go through a probationary period before obtaining their 12 points. Firstly, drivers obtaining a new license following the invalidation of the previous one by total loss of points. A similar but different case, are also concerned drivers who acquire a new license when a judge canceled the previous one.”
Six points instead of 12 on the driver’s license, this is a powerful motivation not to commit an offense that could cause the withdrawal of the consent. During the first months of the probationary period, a significant speeding and it is (already) finished.
Specific rules of conduct are also stricter for drivers on probationary periods:
The speed is limited to 110 instead of 130 km / h on the motorway, 100 instead of 110 km / h on the expressway and 80 on the roads limited to 90 km /h. Sanctions in case of overrun go from a simple fine of 68$ with the withdrawal of a point to 1 500$ penalty and removal of the permit.
The maximum permitted alcohol level is 0.2 grams per liter of blood, compared to 0.5 for other drivers. This corresponds to less than one milligram per liter of exhaled air, compared with 0.25 mg / l for experienced drivers. Sanctions can be up to 750$ fine, immobilization of the vehicle and withdrawal of the driving license.
“Good to know: the mandatory internship for loss of points
If a driver with a probationary license commits an offense causing him to lose 3 points or more, he must take part in an internship to collect his points, more precisely a road safety awareness course. This course can also be done voluntarily if the number of points lost is less than 3.”