Driving in France

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Holiday drivers

A word of warning to Brtish motorists driving in France with UK registered cars. A very close relative of mine has just received a speeding fine from the French authorities after being flashed by a speed camera last summer.
The French don't ask who was driving as the English police do, they just send the fine to the owner. There have been rumours for some time now that the French police had access to the DVLA, but this is the first time I've heard of someone being caught.
One bright light on the horizon is that the Gilets Jaunes have vandalised a large percentage of fixed cameras, but be sure that the Gendarmes will be sighting up the mobile cameras around Calais and other ports this summer, after all the French need the income as Mr Macron is facing financial problems. LOL
NickP
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Re: Holiday drivers

That’s interesting. On another French forum there are often complaints about fines arriving several months after a visit, but several have popped up over the last couple of days.


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Don't see the problem with this. You speed. You get caught. You get fined.
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How about the other way round? Have only been to the UK a couple of times on our motorbike (French plates) and have just ignored the cameras.
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Really. Do you mean you just ignore the speed limits?
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Mac wrote the following post at 16/03/2019 12:22:
Really. Do you mean you just ignore the speed limits?

Not all people ignore the limits at all, just that some people do make mistakes. It's not difficult with a carload of kids and the expectations of enjoying a good holiday still, I take it from your curt reply you don't. So good luck, I just wish I was perfect in every way, sadly I'm not.
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If we leave the EU, maybe they will tear up the agreement allowing the access to our vehicle database.
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Quote 'If we leave the EU, maybe they will tear up the agreement allowing the access to our vehicle database.'

Er, no - the DVLA charge for the information so a nice little earner for them.
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