Busted in France

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.

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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.
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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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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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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?

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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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

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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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??).

Yes - a bit dumb on my part, really.
 
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Why not just observe speed limits, no fines and no points... Simples

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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