Chaos ahead for drivers in France

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Lorry firms are braced for a week of massive disruption to travel in France because of a combination of official restrictions and another protest strike. The AA advised motorists planning a Bank Holiday cross-Channel break to be prepared for possible chaos on Monday, caused by a threatened new blockade.

May Day is a public holiday in France, and under rules introduced at the end of the last year - to appease striking French lorry drivers - no foreign lorries are allowed on the country's roads on Sundays and official holidays. In addition, two French truckers' unions have backed a "day of action" on Monday.