Busted in France

Discussion in 'Driving/Incidents/Roadrage' started by Londonscottish, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Londonscottish

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    Oh well. I'd managed just over 2500 miles and had 100 to go to Calais. Radar on the autoroute, 170 km/h in a 130 zone, 90 Euro fine.

    Lots of other Brits getting pulled.

    Predictable, really :)
     
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    Over 100mph in an 80mph limit... 90 Euros... You got off light I think :)

    I take it this was some sort of manned radar trap?
     
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    yeah... at least no points :(
    ... the cup's half full mate :)
    don't let it spoil you holiday ;-)
     
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    Did you not tell the little Frenchman that if it wasn't for us Brits, he wouldn't be standing there collecting fines! They should show us some respect!
     
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    say it in your best allo allo voice, for added value! lol
     
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    Catching speeding UK motorists on the final run in to Calais has been the French Police's idea of ''shooting fish in a barrel'' for years......hardly a sport but they definitely enjoy the game.

    Mic
     
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    I got busted in Russia - irst time in around 5 years - apparently I turned onto a road across an unbroken line. Theoretically a RBL1,500 fine (GBP30) but I got off with a box of chocolates (GBP5). The full story later.
    Les
     
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    Ive been done a few times too, onroute to Calais, they dont like the German plates either!
    Why do we put up with em????
     
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    Yup the autoroute to Calais is not the place to push it - there are some fixed cameras too (although not sure whether a ticket from those would ever reach you??).
     
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    Yeah but your from Canada arnt you?:D

    Bad luck OP, enjoy the rest of your holiday :)
     
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    Why not just observe speed limits, no fines and no points... Simples
     
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    If you were given two options at the toll booth, either pay the standard fee and go no faster than 130Km/h, or pay the standard fee plus €90 but travel at 170Km/h, what would you have chosen? :D
     
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    And yes I assume it was a manned radar trap. First thing I knew was that there was a motor bike half a mile back on main beam closing on me fast.

    Yes, agree, could have been much worse.
     
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    Very true.

    don't let it spoil you holiday ;-)[/QUOTE]

    Nope, it didn't :)
     
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    You're right. The thing is I was thinking "better slow down a little when I get to within an hour of Calais...."

    Doh.
     
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    Yes - a bit dumb on my part, really.
     
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    Well for a lot of trip I tried to sit at indicated 95mph which is probably safe from prosecution and is still a good speed at which to over long distances.

    I'm obviously turning into my Dad......
     
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    I'm going this weekend! :thumb:

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