New speed camera rules in France

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  1. Don Madge

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    I've noticed a lot more gendarmes with speed "guns" this year & there is a lot on local forums about newly installed speed radars and cameras on traffic lights.
     
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    Here it is translated:

    May 11, 2011 - Interministerial Committee for Road Safety
    On this day of launching the World Decade for Action for Road Safety (2011 - 2020) by the UN and the WHO decision to which France has contributed significantly, Prime Minister Francois Fillon, has chaired the fourth Interministerial Committee on Road Safety Board (IRB) of the mandate.

    Of the 103 measures decided by the IRB since 2008, 101 were implemented.

    The actions taken by the IRB's May 11, 2011 aim to fight against the increase in road deaths recorded on French roads since the beginning of the year and the relaxation behavior that is the cause.

    Without waiting for the implementation of these measures, the Prime Minister asked the Minister of the Interior, Overseas, local authorities and immigration to implement tighter controls on the roads, and any especially during the long weekends of June.

    1 - Discourage speeding
    Driving is an important act, which requires the driver to devote his full attention. However, distractions (phone, text messaging, mobile Internet and other screens while driving ...) are increasing, as are the risk behaviors of drivers underestimate the risks associated with fatigue and sleepiness. The lowering of attention to driving, whatever the cause is the cause of many tragedies of the road.
    Decisions of the IRB:

    To end the irresponsible behavior of those who allow themselves to run at speeds very abusive, speeding over 50 km / h will now be legally qualified, the first offense, a misdemeanor.

    The warning radars , which are an incitement to violate the rules on speed limits, will be banned.

    Signs indicating the presence of speed cameras will be removed and the installation of radar maps will not be made ​​public. The information on the positioning of speed cameras in fact encourages some drivers to not respect the rules of proximity to their speeds.

    1 000 new radars will be deployed by the end of 2012, and next generation mobile radars, to monitor the speed of users from service vehicles, or semi-mobile (movable to secure such areas of sites) will be tested this year.

    To help the vast majority of drivers mindful of speed limits to do so, all technologies to better control its speed will be favored with information about speed limits by GPS incentive clamping voluntary motor or the installation of a voluntary speed limiter . These measures will be promoted by setting up a label "safe car" that will recognize the level of safety equipment of the vehicle, the label must be the subject of discussions will be held with industry, associations and insurers.

    2 - Fight against alcohol and drugs on the road

    Driving under the influence of alcohol is the leading cause of death and driving infringement: In 2009, 30% of those killed on the road are in an accident in the presence of alcohol above the legal rate. Driving while alcohol multiplies by 8 the risk of being involved in a fatal crash by 14 and if more cannabis.
    Decisions of the IRB:

    The ability to conduct a blood test for the alcohol or the presence of drugs following a positive test conducted by law enforcement will be extended to nurses.

    Using a alcolock be made ​​compulsory without delay for all transport of people with a alcolock.

    Any alcohol in driving situations than 0.8 g / L will be punished by the withdrawal of 8 points , 6 cons now.

    3 - Secure the use of motorized two-wheelers

    The accident rate for drivers of motorized two-wheelers remains a concern in France. They represented in 2010 approximately 24% of those killed on the road for less than 2% of traffic.
    Decisions of the IRB:

    License plates for two-wheelers will be larger to make it more effective controls.

    Those that continue the use of a motorcycle after 5 year break will now follow training did not lead to two-wheelers over the past five years.

    Drivers of motorcycles and tricycles must wear a retro-reflective equipment.

    4 - Increase vigilance and combat driving all factors that reduce the focus on driving
    Driving is an important act, which requires the driver to devote his full attention. However, distractions (phone, text messaging, mobile Internet and other screens while driving ...) are increasing, as are the risk behaviors of drivers underestimate the risks associated with fatigue and sleepiness. The lowering of attention to driving, whatever the cause is the cause of many tragedies of the road.
    Decisions of the IRB:

    Phone while driving , hand held phone will be punished more severely, with a contravention of the 4th class (instead of the 2nd class) giving rise to a withdrawal of three points in the driver's license (instead of withdrawing two points).

    In partnership with the mobile professional, technical solutions will be developed to help limit phone conversations while driving.

    The penalties for driving with a screen device in operation in the field of vision (other aid to the conduct and navigation GPS type) will be compounded: the withdrawal of three points and fined 1,500 euros (fixed fine for this offense is now 135-euro fine and the withdrawal of two points). Violators could face also with the seizure of the screen device.

    The traffic lane and emergency lane offset , though prohibited, is causing too many tragedies suffered by so many users of the highway that professionals involved in this network: non-compliance these rules will be punished more severely (135 euro fine, withdrawal of three points).

    The bands sound banks , to prevent the driver falling asleep, be generalized on all the highways at a rate of roadworks.

    5 - Provide more space for citizens in road safety policy
    To maintain around the issue of road safety citizen mobilization that enabled the progress of recent years, action must be brought by road users as well as by governments. They may not be as long as they are concerted, explained, evaluated and possibly corrected.
    Decisions of the IRB:

    A new National Council for Road Safety , a forum for debate and reflection on issues of road safety, will be reunited in a new configuration to the expanded membership.

    The experiment conducted in 80 high schools to educate students about road safety will be gradually extended from September 2011.

    The Interministerial Committee for Road Safety has also been a progress of actions taken since the spring of 2010 on the prevention of occupational road risk and decided to continue this action.

    Find this release on the Government website

    Download the press kit of the IRB May 11, 2011 (PDF - 103.3 kb)
     
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    The penalties for driving with a screen device in operation in the field of vision (other aid to the conduct and navigation GPS type) will be compounded: the withdrawal of three points and fined 1,500 euros (fixed fine for this offense is now 135-euro fine and the withdrawal of two points). Violators could face also with the seizure of the screen device.

    Should that read, "Other THAN AN aid..." ??? or are SatNavs now illegal?
     
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    Yes it is other than.....:thumb:

    (autres qu’aide à la conduite et à la navigation type GPS) =

    other than aid driving and for navigation (GPS) ie. satnav, as I translate it.....

    so tv or dvd screens, etc. in the drivers view are illegal which makes sense.

    Google translate is good but sometimes a bit crude.....

    Callum
     
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    It looks as though this is from an automatic translator such as google. "Conduite" is actually driving in this context and not conduct. A closer translation is:

    "The penalties for driving a vehicle with a screen device operating in the drivers field of vision (other than a driving aide and navigation device such as GPS are being increased; penalty of 3 points and a fine of €1500 (fine imposed for this type of misdemeanour is currently €135 and penalty of 2 points. The device in question will also be confiscated."
     
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    It was indeed a translation done through Chrome.

    So do read with brain engaged as it were and not taking the translation as a literal gospel. My French isn't good enough to translate it and just thought it was worth posting up for those who don't know how to get the browser to translate or can't be bothered to go off to the link :D
     
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    Blimey and i thought the UK had it bad.

    Just another reason not to visit France I guess. Wont be long before they make it illegal to drive altogether.

    Having said that the French people wont tolerate stupid legislation, they are very good at voicing their opinion and blockading ports and roads and bringing the country to a stand still on things they dont like (Maybe us here in UK could learn a thing or2 !!!).

    No doubt as we are part of Europe this legislation will be forced on us in the next few years.

    Thank the Lord im planning on getting the hell out of Dodge in 5 years time :thumb::thumb:
     
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    :Smile:

    Yep! right translation:Smile:
     
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    PS : I dedicace this post to Jenny ... moandick's daughter!!!!!!!!


    Bikers have already had a go , 2 days ago! Paris main ring was full with bikers in anger!
    I don't know whether young people will protest but won't make a lot of difference. I would think that in anyway what we call a"capitaine de soirée"(the person who will not drink during the whole evening and who will bring back all his friends home) is the most sensible answer to the alcohol prob IMHO. Drinking half a glass of wine instead of 2 ,will not be applied by most people in any case.

    Now i don't think that foreigners will be annoyed with our rules . Fines may be could be applied but not the driving licence consequences... i mean having points off.
    You can still phone with your bluetooth , and use your sat nav, those who have mobiles with GPS won't be controlled so .... what is really changing for you? Alcohol, well be sensible drink all you want once you have stopped for the night ! you'll save your life and probably many others!


    Amicalement

    Frankie:BigGrin:
     
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    Just the sound of Jack Boots getting ever louder.

    "Orders must be obeyed without question at all times", wasn't that what they said.

    It's the sound of freedom dying.

    Wall to wall regulations on a day I replace another glorious low energy lamp that the EU say last forever and demand I use.
     
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