Judge not, lest ye be judged !!!

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

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    On the way to Parc Verger yesterday on a downhill slope myself and Pete were "pinged" by a speed camera !:cry:

    The cars in front were not, so I assume it was only 1 or2 K's over the limit !!!!:Blush:

    So.......what might the outcome be ????????:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    Do nothing..... Wait till the police catch up with you then claim diplomatic immunity Steve. Or tell them the last time you were in France in 1944 you were travelling faster and didn't see a single Frenchman in uniform. They have a great sense of humour, they'll laugh and let you off:thumb:
     
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    Agree with Jim, the French are well known for their sense of humour especially regarding the war, great plan that...........:Wink:
     
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    I am glad my people are keeping a good eye on you.

    Go to the nearest French police station and pay DOUBLE the required fine and at the same time beg for forgiveness for your despicable behaviour, Steve...

    Fancy going over to your beloved Continental neighbours and blatantly disregarding their highly civilised laws which were designed purely for the safe keeping of their fine, upstanding citizens and protection from the petrol head speeders from Blighty...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    If all else fails you could always say that Chris Huhne was driving:BigGrin:
     
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    It's a fair cop guv. Which way to the guillotine ?

    I was in a hurry to get somewhere !!!:Blush::Blush::Blush:
     
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    Wait until you get a ticket before panicking - I have been pinged before by cameras and never recieved a ticket - probably minimally over - depends on local laws and time/cost of recovery.

    If you get one, you either pay or contest it. You can pay over the phone on a toll number, send a cheque to the treasury, or if in france you can buy stamps and stick them to the fine (probably not relevant)

    Interesting note; If you can traker or cab camera, you can locate your position & speed for verification if you wish to contest.
     
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    Someone told me you always did things quickly Steve...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    I saw only yesterday that French traffic cops are taping over speed cameras because they are disgusted how they are being used for revenue collection, nearly €1B in the last year. Cops also have a quota they have to fill on offences.

    So they want your money not your head.
     
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    Heard tell the Foreign Legion is not so bad these days


    :france:Vive La France:france:
     
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    Nice in Corsica !!

    I hope the food has improved !!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Some use one for the other... :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Very, very droll JJ !! Not guilty on that one !!:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Où est-ce guillotine?:Rofl1:
     
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    Apologise profusely and tell them that the speed camera database on your satnav was out of date. That you have updated it so it will never happen again. I'm sure that they will be very understanding:thumb:
     
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    First offence?.....................Crucifiction?

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    .......Not.

    You will be in even deeper if you say you have speed camera warning points on your sat nav, with twice the fine.

    Ask at PV but im thinking if it didnt flash the cars then the camera decided you were a lorry/large van which could be regulated to a lower speed than the cars.
     
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    I was 'flashed' in May and spent the next half hour feeling a bit p****d but soon forgot about it and nothing ever came of it!:thumb:
     
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    Ask if you can pay the fine in Fray Bentos pies......the french are partial for some nice grub..........and as they say "One man's meat is another man's poisson !"

    barry:Smile:
     
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    .......I think in France the saying should be:-

    .....................One man's Fish is another man's Poisson
     
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