New French gendarme teams crack down on speeding

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  1. Viennese

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    Interesting and quite frightening article in the Sunday Times describes the way the French police are cracking down on speeding British drivers:

    "It’s your money or your licence: France welcomes rosbif drivers"

    They expect to make €1.73bn (£1.38bn) in speeding fines in 2014, up from €1.66bn last year. They are lying in wait for us in the Nord-Pas de Calais, so be careful. You only need to do 1kph over the speed limit and they will stop and fine you, there are no warning signs, and they wait till you reach the next toll booths to arrest you! The penalties are very severe... read the article!:thumbdown:
     
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    I was led to believe you could also get done by your average speed between tolls
     
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    Seen plenty of Brits speeding away from the channel ports in France, some of them getting stopped by police. All they have to do is keep to the limit, after all, they are on holiday.

    Rgds
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    My mate (stupid) was recently done for doing 200 km there. Fine 1000 euros and they took his UK licence which they have told him will be forwarded back in 3 months...........it was pay straight away or take the car...........
     
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    I don't suppose anyone who is stopped will object, after all speeding is voluntary :BigGrin:
     
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    IIRC, that was about 30 years ago. What would they do if you proved that you stopped and innocently changed drivers between toll booths ?
     
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    Why do you say that they are targetting Brits, I suspect they target everyone who is caught speeding... I would suspect that the vast majority of those caught would be French. Motto, don't speed.

    The Toll road speeding, they would have one hell of a job catching me, I nearly always on a long stretch, stop for a coffee..

    On my last trip on the Toll roads, I was keeping to a steady 90kmph... Great for fuel economy...:thumb:
     
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    It's an age thing:Rofl1::Rofl1::Doh:
     
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    It's rare for us to speed anywhere - we're already on holiday, what could possibly be the rush?

    As the van speedo always reads more (a greater number of mph) than TomTom, if we go by that we should be OK we always reckon.
     
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    Reading it again I suppose they could do you both:Sad:
     
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    Can't see how ?
     
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    Don't see a problem.. the French are tough on those breaking the speed limits. :thumb:

    Also tough on drink driving.. :thumb:

    If you have more than 0.8g/l : licence confiscated, fine up to 4500 euros and possible jail time up to 2 years, decided by a judge


    Speeding fines here

    http://english.controleradar.org/speeding-fines.php

     
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    No hang on a minute, you must mean SPAIN whenever nasty policemen are mentioned......it's always Spain! :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    And it might have been a bit of luck that there weren't any cameras on a certain road in SE France one evening about 12 years ago when somebody may have managed 185 miles in around 2 hours.


    **Whistles innocently ***
     
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    that's a given .. no reminders required.. :Wink:
     
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    WRONG Sorry !

    1) Not between 2 tolls , but between 2 precise cameras without aire / place where you could or should stop on the way

    2) Not ready yet


    So nothing to worry YET!



    Frankie:Smile:
     
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  18. Viennese

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    The article says it - I didn't!!!
     
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    some people will do anything to pull a bird.
     
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    I couldn't speed on an Autoroute driving downhill with a following wind - not a lot to worry about there as I see it.
     
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