Speeding in France

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  1. Candapack

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    In the post today, letter from Avis re a traffic offence in a car I hired from them recently. Think we might have been caught by a speed camera.
    If we were, we would defo only have been a few KPH over the limit. Does anyone have any idea how much of a fine I can expect, or even if the French authorities will bother?
    BTW, Avis charged me another 35 Euros for the priviledge of letting me know.:(
     
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    You should fear the guillotine
     
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    Normally €90 if paid within a fortnight, €135 if you don't, increasing even more if you keep delaying..
     
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    Check your credit card statement, Avis might have already paid it...
     
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    No speed cameras in Skeggy........(y)(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Also beware that Avis may well make you pay an "administration fee" for the work they had to do to "dob you in"!
    BTDTGTTS - though in my case it was not speeding but wandering into a "congestion zone" in Florence :mad:
     
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    Thanks, not too encouraging though. :(
    BTW, I also had a small bump, involving a scraped bumper. No dent, no crack, on my car I would get some paint.
    Just completing the claim form for the excess insurance, getting various documents together. They charged my card with 330.77 Euros for the damage, plus 65 Euros "Damage Admin Fee". And guess when it was taken from my Mastercard - the very same day I returned the car.:mad:
     
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    I got flashed 3 or 4 weeks ago around Niort. Maybe 4mph above or could be a little more, have not heard anything yet ...
     
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    Just as a side note ... I remember reading on a bike forum that devices capable of reporting speed cameras locations were illegal over there, including phones with sat nav camera poi's on them and that they would be removed and destroyed! Is that true, or Urban myth?
     
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    I got flashed twice in France, once I was about 10mph over the limit and haven't heard anything, its been about 6 weeks ago
     
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    If you are UK registered you wont until 2017 at the earliest as the UK & Ireland refused to agree the recprocal sharing of info. So the EU changed the set up & made it a safety issue that became compulsory to implement.

    True. + you'd be fined 000's of euros as well . @DavidG58 got caught by it & he only had the bracket , no unit.
     
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    Caught by motorcycle cop on way to the Alps skiing in 2014 doing 160kph pulled over into services with another guy, loads in there all nationality wanted all my papers, I asked how much, he said E40!!! Could not pay and get out quick enough!
     
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    Eek. That's a bit scary. Doesn't almost every Sat Nav have them on these days, and doesn't almost everyone use them?
     
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    Coming up from the South by a camera just before a roundabout??????
    I got flashed there at 77kmh (44mph)-(70kph limit) 2 years ago, still not heard .
     
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    There should be an option to disable them. Make sure you have in France
     
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    Most sat-navs don't have speed camera warnings for France they have 'Dangerous roads' instead.
    I understand that to be quite legal.

    Richard.
     
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    Not your best trip to France then.
     
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    Not sure you would or could lose a phone, but I was as said pulled over for having one the laser detectors fixed to my rear view mirror, forgot it was there had left the rest of snooper at home so no display or alerts, just a 800€ on the spot fine, having ben escorted at speed to a barracks, very intimidating

    and they did keep the detector, they even had the nerve to send a supplementary bill for 70€ to dispose of it :mad: which I paid for fear of further abuse at subsequent trips o_O
     
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    That sounds good. I won't hold my breath then. It was my fault, everybody was driving to the limit, I just accelerated just enough to fit into a gap in the slow lane, the camera flashed right in my face, since it was right next to the barrier, on the bridge column. So they got a good pic. I was travelling north, but don't remember a roundabout.
     
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