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Got flashed doing 74 in a 70 zone in France on 10/04/2019.
Got fine today pay now reduced rate €45 I paid on line.

Job done, what a plant pot
 

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Don't worry you're not the only one on here, although I think thats the fastest anyone has actually receive the paperwork
 
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I agree as some of our drivers have got them up to a year later
 

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Got flashed doing 74 in a 70 zone in France on 10/04/2019.
Got fine today pay now reduced rate €45 I paid on line.

Job done, what a plant pot

That’s harsh isn’t it -74/70 especially when you are talking Kph.

Typical French fuss :rolleyes:
 
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Why is everyone only getting 45€ fine...? I got €90 for doing 4kph over....

It’s not fair....:crying::crying:
 

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Why is everyone only getting 45€ fine...? I got €90 for doing 4kph over....

It’s not fair....:crying::crying:

Probably the sticker on the back of your van didn’t help.

All French are winkers isn’t it?
 
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Was yours a long time getting to you?

Yes, caught on 1/10/18 and got the letter end of March ....:cautious:

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Must have come by pigeon post!!

I know, it wasn’t long after the speed limits went down so I was particularly careful and I don’t normally go fast in the Motorhome, normally cruise at 55mph so had to adjust a little bit.... but the limits do and can vary over a short distance in France.... I have checked on google street maps and can see the camera and I was there at the time....

It’s a fair cop but I can’t understand why mines double what everyone else’s is.... still that’s just my luck ...:X3:
 

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I know, it wasn’t long after the speed limits went down so I was particularly careful and I don’t normally go fast in the Motorhome, normally cruise at 55mph so had to adjust a little bit.... but the limits do and can vary over a short distance in France.... I have checked on google street maps and can see the camera and I was there at the time....

It’s a fair cop but I can’t understand why mines double what everyone else’s is.... still that’s just my luck ...:X3:
Fair play. You were speeding (admittedly only a few kms over although your speedo would have to be showing 80) and held your hands up and paid.
We have to respect the speed limits and the lack of tolerance that various countries give. Personally, I think harsh but I'd be the same. Suck it up and make sure it was lesson learnt.
It's no use huffing and puffing saying it's wrong as some do. Perhaps they'd like to argue that in the French courts.
Well done I say
 
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Fair play. You were speeding (admittedly only a few kms over although your speedo would have to be showing 80) and held your hands up and paid.
We have to respect the speed limits and the lack of tolerance that various countries give. Personally, I think harsh but I'd be the same. Suck it up and make sure it was lesson learnt.
It's no use huffing and puffing saying it's wrong as some do. Perhaps they'd like to argue that in the French courts.
Well done I say
Looking at the notice he was clocked (checked) at 56 kph and end figure became 51kph so there was a 10% tolerance? In the UK it would show as 56 as the speed you are being fined for.
Perhaps the way France presents the fine leads to people believing little or no tolerance?

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Looking at the notice he was clocked (checked) at 56 kph and end figure became 51kph so there was a 10% tolerance? In the UK it would show as 56 as the speed you are being fined for.
Perhaps the way France presents the fine leads to people believing little or no tolerance?
I was referring to the op @Rds559 not @Just smiffy
 
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I was referring to the op @Rds559 not @Just smiffy
OK, fair point but was 74 subject to the 10% tolerance?
Whatever it is, the one thing is we need to watch our speed in France as these fines have become quite common it seems.
Here's the one that got @Just smiffy, barely in the 50 limit but ready to catch those accelerating too soon when leaving the village, assuming they work both directions?

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Sorry I said I was doing 74 well I was doing 79 but the 74 is 79 less my 5k allowance which is 74 but it still cost me €45

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I got flashed going through a town in Germany last September, 44kms in a 40limit, just as the limit reduced from 50kms per hour. My Sat Nav still showed I was in a 50km zone unfortunately. My fault I guess not paying enough attention. Got a 15 Euro fine a few weeks later. No points.
Has anyone notified their Ins Co about the penalty if they didn’t receive any points?
 

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There is a built in adjustment and "normally" a speedo over states the real speed, check the difference between speedo and sat nav declarations of speed. "The rules is the rules" no-one forces anyone to visit any specific country but it is wise to be aware of the rules. Not all in France is as rigid as the UK, example, Four bald tyres in the UK could in one swoop loose your licence re-points, in France, there is a fine but no points attributed to this offence. Is this right or wrong ..... neither .... simply the rules of France. Bet anyone so caught in the UK would bleet about the unfairness of the UK system whilst in France .... they enjoy a much more relaxed regime.
 
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OK, fair point but was 74 subject to the 10% tolerance?
Whatever it is, the one thing is we need to watch our speed in France as these fines have become quite common it seems.
Here's the one that got @Just smiffy, barely in the 50 limit but ready to catch those accelerating too soon when leaving the village, assuming they work both directions?

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That’s the one....:mad:

I’ll be going past it again next week and I’ll smash it in.....;)

I always go by the sat-nav speed, but it’s besides the point, I speeded and I got caught....
We’d all bleat on about a “foreigner speeding over here wouldn’t we...:D2
 

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Looking at the notice he was clocked (checked) at 56 kph and end figure became 51kph so there was a 10% tolerance? In the UK it would show as 56 as the speed you are being fined for.
Perhaps the way France presents the fine leads to people believing little or no tolerance?

Under 100kmph there is a 5kmph allowance, above 100 it is a 5% allowance. So on the motorway you'd be OK at 136.5kmph, I'm sure that would be rounded up to 137
 

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Of course, this won't happen the other way round.
Gérard Depardieu won't be getting a ticket for doing 65mph in a 60mph zone.
That’s only because of lazy UK officials who state that it’s not cost effective to pursue foreign registered vehicles for speeding fines.

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