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Speeding Fines - France

#1
Having recently been flashed (by a speed camera) at excessive speed (c. 120mph) in France (outside the Calais region), I am obviously twitching a little as to the potential financial ramifications of my enjoyment of the continents excellent motorways.

Does anyone know the likelihood of this catching up with me and if so the likely cost?
 

Legs

ADC
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#3
Raise your voice at them, and they'll hand you the keys to the city. It's been done before and it worked. Ask Adolf.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#4
I did the toll roads at 150mph in last summer - saw no fuzzies, no cameras, but lots of exceptionally p!ssed off frogs.

fcuk'em
 
#6
Think the frog police are a bit busy at the moment locating several billion € in market losses, but then again your fair game, Brit Plates start saving BFG will be in touch if there was film in the camera. :oops:
 

Alsacien

MIA
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#8
Kaiser_Soze said:
Having recently been flashed (by a speed camera) at excessive speed (c. 120mph) in France (outside the Calais region), I am obviously twitching a little as to the potential financial ramifications of my enjoyment of the continents excellent motorways.

Does anyone know the likelihood of this catching up with me and if so the likely cost?
I dont believe France has any agreements with UK so you should be ok, you just need to watch out for the manned police speed traps.
 
#9
I shot through one doing 135mph last summer/spring (been a few times). Got pulled over about 5 miles up the road. Asked if I had my passport with me. I said no.

Drove off, NFTR.

I think it depends on them getting your details and whether they can be arrsed linking your reg with the UK database, etc.

Learn your lesson. I certainly did(nt)

:D
 

Alsacien

MIA
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#12
Bad_Crow said:
I shot through one doing 135mph last summer/spring (been a few times). Got pulled over about 5 miles up the road. Asked if I had my passport with me. I said no.

Drove off, NFTR.

I think it depends on them getting your details and whether they can be arrsed linking your reg with the UK database, etc.

Learn your lesson. I certainly did(nt)

:D
They did not have you logged, they just knew you were (obviously) speeding. They would probably impound your car at that speed and you would be before a beak the next day. The laser is linked to a video recorder and can only track 1 car at a time and needs a few seconds to resync when switching to the next car - remember you are only in the target zone for a few seconds especially at that speed.
Always play innocent and ask how fast you going, sound surprised and ask for a printout before admitting anything - this has worked 1 out of 3 times for my Mrs who seems to be too blind to see the cameras in time....
 

Alsacien

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#13
Mr_Deputy said:
i really kicked off at one checkpoint outside Paris as was only doing about 85mph on an open dry road with good visibility - when the riots were on - i told them they were on the road as the governement have been given the cash for a extra police patrols but you are all on the motorway picking up easy money. you should be in town where the trouble is.

refused to pay for a while but after half an hour i gave in. kept getting more and more seniorofficers coming to me. first lot were thick as fck. i speak french (fluent) so i know when they are being thick.

i asked for a print out of my speed but they said they were not obliged to give to me. as i wasnt sure i eventually stopped pushing for it.
No printout, you can say you dont believe you were speeding (which is legally different to denying it) - but of course they can screw you around for hours which if you are heading for a ferry can cost more than 90euros - and they know it....
 
#15
:? tell them you work in the white flag factory and there was a rush job on! i am sure they will understand !!

in fact tell them you had a call from your white flag factory and the message was it caught fire!! now that is a get of jail free card 100%
 
#16
Didn't Lewis Hamilton have his licence defaced by the French police for speeding?

As for pleading ignorance...I can tell you that not speaking French will help you talk your way out of most situations / boring conversations in France as most Français can't be @rsed to speak any other language. Speaking German in France is guaranteed 100% to end any potential verbal interaction.
 
#17
My slut mates and myself went thru a village in Southern Brittany last year. It was one of these long ribbon type villages that seems to go on for ever.
There was a sign saying 30KPH and then not more than 100m further on, a sign that said 20KPH.
We slowed down and, blow me, there was a Gendarme with a camera on a tripod. We carried on and at about the middle of the village were two dark blue vans with a rather visible gap between them: More Rozzers with another hand-held gun this time.
As we reached the area that you'd start to speed up again, I saw another van parked in a bit of a side road and there more of the fatherless waiting there and they were having a field day nicking people.
I think that it was part of a drink-drive purge that the Rozzers were having but I'm glad that we didn't get a tug because we would all been well over the limit
 
#18
Wench3000 said:
Didn't Lewis Hamilton have his licence defaced by the French police for speeding?

As for pleading ignorance...I can tell you that not speaking French will help you talk your way out of most situations / boring conversations in France as most Français can't be @rsed to speak any other language. Speaking German in France is guaranteed 100% to end any potential verbal interaction.
Is that because the froggies put their hands up quickly and run away?
 
#19
Kaiser dont worry about it fella, if you're caught by a camera then you've got away with it, you'll only pay a fine etc if you are pulled by the plod.

As for people saying that you could get points its utter bollocks!
The Frogs start with 12 points on their licence and have them removed for offences. I may head over to Calais tute suite, I could do with getting rid of my 6!
 

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