I am a bad driver!

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  1. rosalan

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    Well according to the French automated speed cameras that twice caught me driving in excess of the actual permitted 83km per hour, I was travelling at 88km so guilty as charged. The signed speed is 80 but they allow 3 km discrepancy.
    Their notice of prosecution is interesting which allows, according to information on the sheet, 91 days before the summons becomes ineffective which I received over 100 days after the offence so could appeal. However if I wish to appeal I must send 65 euros instead of the 45 for paying straight away. Getting the money back if I won, becomes even more complicated with the possibility of my not fully understanding the appeal in the first place. I paid up quickly before Brexit could intervene.:crying:
    To make matters worse, I got clobbered twice during my four months travelling, I never saw the cameras but on the one time I did see a camera flash, they did not fine me.
     
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  2. kelpie

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    Might not have been a speed camera;);) , wait for the blackmail photo:D.
    Was that 45 euro per " offence" ?
    John
     
  3. rosalan

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    That is correct. If you pay within a short time 45 euros after a short while it increases to 68 euros (47 - 76 days), after that 180 euros.
    For the record, it is very simple to pay and all instructions are in clear English. Rather oddly when entering my payment by card, the system 'insisted' I used a card which I had to pay bank charges on and would not let me use an alternative card. I have never had dealings with France like this before but it already 'knew' the numbers on my bank card.
     
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    Seems to be a lot of speeding fines from France, hope it’s not a scam.

    Mickey
     
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    Or too many folk actually speeding!:whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
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    3 kph tolerance seems low ! That's just over 1 MPH that's a bit tight!
     
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    They are probably trying to recoup as much money as they can just in case we leave without a deal and dont pay the £39 billion:D
     
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    They will be sensible and Tusk/Barnier/etc will have a meeting and decide that as we are not paying our £39b they will downsize their organisation, spend less on expensive wines and meals, stop in cheaper hotels and sell off some of their properties and art collections. They may even send us some of the proceeds back.:whistle::LOL:


    ................................Nurse, I don't want to go back there!!!.............................
     
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    Oh dear, dear, dear me... :rolleyes:


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    Waiting in trepidation, don't think we were flashed, but as some folk are getting fines up to a year after the offence am concerned. Will be ferry straight to Spain this autumn.
     
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    I am actively avoiding France now. Too many strikes and now they seem to be trawling the cameras for UK drivers to fine before B****t.
     
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    Not a scam, I checked. In fairness (?) the French have made it very easy to pay but as I have not heard of others being fined, I must conclude that I am a bad driver.
     
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    If you admit to speeding but claim not to have slowed below the limit between the two checks, would that make it only one offence?
     
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    Pretty generous for the French often do you for 1kmh over.
     
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    Glad I took the autoroutes now.
    Of course I still may have got caught on some minor road and haven't received the invoice yet, but I can safely say I'll not be doing much touring in France while they are being juvenile and stupid about us using their roads.
     
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    Presumably a train to catch :rolleyes:
     
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    There are loads just on here?
     
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    You should count yourself fortunate that they don't give points on your licence like on UK roads...:eek:
     
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    They are in it to make money

    Sod all to do with safety
     
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    But it is exceeding the speed limit. As most speedometers are not accurate anyway, I'd imagine the speedo was probably stating over 90 if op was doing 88.
     

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