Living in the Languedoc: Driving: Rules of the Road
If you're from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or the Indian subcontinent, it's easy to forget to drive on the right, particularly when turning onto an unmarked road. Be especially careful when setting off and when leaving one-way streets.
Apart from that, your biggest problem is likely to be the rule
about priority for traffic on your right (priorité à
droite). As a general rule you must always give way to any traffic
coming from your right hand side. This general rule (which was
once universally applied) is now usually overridden by specific
roadmarkings or signs (watch out for cédez le passage
(give way), or at roundabouts vous n'avez pas la priorité
"you do not have priority".
Most difficult for you, the general rule is also suspended wherever
you see a sign with a yellow lozenge on a white background (This
is often found on fast country roads where otherwise any old tractor
lumbering onto the road from a track on your side of the road
would have priority). It remains in force until you see a similar
sign with a bar through it.