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Speed traps in France

Postby Bolsom » Sat 28.10.2017, 15:12

If anyone is thinking of a visit to France beware. They seem to have a Blitskrieg on speeding.
In the last two months I have been fined 5 times. At the 90 limit 91,92 93 and 94 - at the 130 limit 132.
I think that like the UK they just want to make money - it has nothing to do with safety.
In a small local village with a staight narrowish road through it they have just put an arc about 20ft long and
coming out (radius) about10ft. Large lorries have to go halfway across the oncoming lane to get past.
The prat that sanctioned that must also be a total moron.

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Re: Speed traps in France

Postby HJ2 » Sat 28.10.2017, 16:28

France is cruise control country Nr. 1!
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Re: Speed traps in France

Postby John_W » Sat 28.10.2017, 18:22

:shock: Wow!
Being done for 132 in a 130 limit or 94in a 90 limit is a bit draconian. There’s no way either my speedometer or cruise control is that precise.
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Re: Speed traps in France

Postby rip » Sun 29.10.2017, 08:50

I understand that the well known UK guidelines of 10% +3 are just that: guidelines & you can get fines & points for 71 in a 70 etc.
Worth bearing in mind.
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Re: Speed traps in France

Postby Giniw » Mon 30.10.2017, 21:17

Actually when you get a ticket there is a little "rebate" on the recorded speed, probably to avoid the incertitude of the measure.
So someone who is speeding at 91 instead of 90 wouldn't be annoyed. But often that someone speed is actually recorded around 96 kph, then there is the rebate and you end up being fined for a retained speed of 91kph. Which seems very unfair.
That being said, yes it's becoming a nightmare to even drive gently here in France. Speed cameras everywhere, sleeping policemen everywhere too, bad road surfacing, public light shut off for economy, and so on.
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Re: Speed traps in France

Postby John_W » Mon 30.10.2017, 22:01

Sounds just like UK. :evil:
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Re: Speed traps in France

Postby Bolsom » Sat 09.11.2019, 16:55

I had good news today. A letter from the constabulary telling me I have a clean licence once again.
Does this mean I can speed again up to a point without actually losing my licence?

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