Motorway Police in France

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  1. normanandsue

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    Just watched this video on what happens if you are caught speeding in France, also if you watch carefully you will see the need to take all your vehicle documents with you. (V5, insurance and MOT)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23552344
    Norman
     
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    Has to be the originals too :)
     
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    Did you notice where this is happening, after the toll booth's on the peage motorways..
    Some vehicles use the toll rd to speed their journey, after blasting along they fail to slow to the legal approach speeds coming up to the pay booth's.. Bingo !!! Mr Plod sitting and waiting for you..
     
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    Trucker made me smile.........

    "The law is now, you must stay within the law."

    So what was the law before ? :LOL:
     
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    Not enforced. Twenty years ago, in a different life, the french police just didn't care. I managed an 80mph average from grenoble to calais using only route national. This included two fuel stops and three police "stops". The quotes are because they were completely uninterested once they worked out which side the steering wheel was on and didn't even bother to let me actually stop before waving on. Would not happen now!
     
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    I thought in France the law is the louuur ( with apologies to the memory of Peter Sellers [​IMG] )
     
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    Once told by a learned French friend, the law in France is to advise only
     
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    Ah but they charge you heavily for the advice including an armed escort to the cash machine
     
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    It may sound odd but i don't speed, I dive a truck with a tacho so i tend to drive our Hymera the same plus I normally pull a trailer with Mr's Captain's baby on board namely her MX5 so I dont want that falling off!

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    Only my opinion but the speed limits are there for safety. The decreases approaching the peage booths are clearly signed and are there to prevent pile-ups.
    Another rule ( advisory or not I don't know) is decreasing your speed in rain on the autoroutes. 130 goes down to 110, 110 areas go down to 90. Decrease of 10km per hour is advised on ordinary roads. Again, for safety.

    My partner was killed instantly in an accident on a French autoroute. I wouldn't want anyone to go through the horror that I and his children and mother did. Better to arrive a bit later than not at all.
     
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    We seen a fair few french police vans at the top of hills with hand held speed cameras an also hiding in cars with the boot lifted an a cop in the back with the same thing, i suppose ya cant complain if your caught but its so easy to go over the limit with their roads which are a real pleasure to drive on compared to the roads in the UK, i always hate driving from Staffordshire down to Folkstone to catch the tunnel, the journey is three an a half hours long and its the worst three an a half hours of our holiday, motorway repair patches everywhere an part of it is so bumpy (old concrete that has grooves in it)it feels like its going to shake the van to bits - Grrrrr
     
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    I seem to remember that it is not the speed as you approach the toll booth so much, it is the average speed between booths that they can check as it is timed.
     
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    Thank The Good Lord I will never again ever have to drive in that unpalatable country. (y)(y)
     
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    We may, or may not, have had the bike maxed out, two up on a French motorway a few years ago.


    You'll never take me alive copper.
     
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    "their roads which are a real pleasure to drive on compared to the roads in the UK"
    We agree with Toxic Clown's comments - driving on the roads here in France is a pleasure and we hate having to visit the UK where the roads surfaces are poor and roads themselves choked with traffic. OK, so we have to carry the documents for the car and driver, but why waste the time of police checking on identities and details as happens in the UK?
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    I must admit we prefer driving in France than the UK (y)
     
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    I only ever have 4 pints if I am driving over here.

    It's safe to have a couple more in France :Smile:
     
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    I take it that's wine
     
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    Hic :wink:
     
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    Am currently in Reading after visiting my godson in Eastbourne,as my partner is Canadian so took the scenic!! route from Dover across Romney Marshes,well Battle really was a Battle!! Lost one of my lovely chrome lorry type wheel trims,plus the scooter nearly jumped off the rack even though travelled hundreds of Kms in France and straps never needed adjusting.
    Can't wait to get back to France sorry to say every time I return to what was the lovely country I was born and brought up in notice more deterioration in many things.It does make me sad but is true.
     
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