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Speeding in France warning! Roll On Brexit!

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by rf065, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. JDPEClassUK

    JDPEClassUK Active Member

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    Could you offer the source of your information on the ‘agreement’ please.

    As far as I was aware info was only passed between the UK and Europe regarding driver details was in the pursuance of serious crimes and that does not include speeding.

    You can of course be ‘picked out’ at port of entry back into France if they keep on record.


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    Hello JDPE,
    Sorry no source. It was in the MCN and various motorcycle mags few years ago. Then went quiet as no one was reporting getting tickets. I believe the fine in France is on a sliding scale to 1500 euros depending on your percentage over the speed limit inc 10% for errors. ie 58 in a 50 is 3kph over (50+5) and the late payment penalty can be nippy.
     
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    Thank you


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    Drove from Trento to Trieste last Monday. On the first half of the journey on A roads almost every village had a speed camera.
    They are almost non existent in the Dolomites.


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    I read on another forum that someone requested info under the freedom of information laws, specifically, how many requests the French Gendarmes have made to the DVLA for UK drivers details.

    January 2019 - 3 requests made.
    February 2019 - 42,824 requests made
    March 2019 - 104,031 requests made!
     
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    Obviously a change in policy in France. Not sure that I can blame them, tbh...
    Shame the UK Government hasn't got it's act together to do the same for European trangressors in this country.
     
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    Just a quick update after my 3200 miles trip to Split over 3 weeks.
    Saw lots of fire damaged speed cameras in France. The only ones working between Calais & Lille, are the new overhead ones near Lille. Very easy to spot.
    France, Belgium, & Holland now have average speed cameras on the motorways. Normally over about 5 to 10 miles in distance. They are either overhead or on a high pole at the side of the road, so easy to see.
    No real change in Germany or Austria a few on the Autobahn, loads in villages.
    Northern Italy have loads of new cameras in villages, most are like the old French box ones at the side of the road.
    Slovenia & Croatia have a few on motorways & towns.
    TomTom picked up about 80% of camera sites, Waze was just as good.
    There was no live traffic on TomTom in Croatia, but there was on Waze.
     
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    Didn't notice any speed camera's on the A26


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    I think you would be going too fast to see them ?:eek:
     
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    Had mine up to 145MPH, then the wife woke up. Still haven't managed to get mine flat out, in Germany of course.
     
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    Done 155MPH on a motorbike on the autobahn. That is fast nothing like sitting at ease in a car.
     
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    Did get an Audi S3 to 142 coming down the mountain on the Isle of Man. Now THAT was exciting.....
     
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    I did have to slow down to get phone out and take that shot.
     
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    Pictures please...or it didn't happen!!
     
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    A great bike the 996 but not that comfortable if you are tall. I was on a VFR800 not quite flat out, speed recorded from the GPS.
     
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