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post #31 of 106 (permalink) Old 08-07-2018, 20:07
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I think the sans permis exist in Germany too. We have certainly seen them ( no plates on the back and an unknown manufacturer is usually the giveaway ).
I keep an envelope with 90 in it ...just in case. Himself got fined 3 times in a week once but that was years ago.
I will need to check how much it is now and top it up. Bugger all they can do on foreign license ( mine is Andorran ) . We only have one French registered car ...I have never noticed different treatment tbh.

No one can quite understand why Macron went ahead with this. He is pushing through so many reforms which are unpopular with one section of society or another. But this new law is disliked by all sections. Hardly makes sense. I imagine after the trial it will be scrapped in order to regain brownie points so to speak.
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TomTom sent me an email to update my device to take into consideration of the new speed laws and it does not download speed cameras for France now as that is illegal.

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As I said previously, apparently this has been driven (geddit?) by the Prime Minister NOT Macron who is opposed to it, but the PM can (and has) over ruled him on it.

Its all to do with his promise to reduce the appalling death rate on French roads. It wont but he can then say he took what steps he could, hes a politician after all,

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TomTom sent me an email to update my device to take into consideration of the new speed laws and it does not download speed cameras for France now as that is illegal.

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And has been for some time! What it now does is alert you to danger Zones many of which, strangely, have fixed speed cameras located within them. Been well reported on here!

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The TomTom "Critical Update" changes the displayed limits from 90 kph to the new 80 kph and seems from my journeys to be fairly accurate.

If you a TomTom that will accept the Update - I STRONGLY recommend that you do so before using it in France.

The speed cameras/danger zones is not changed by this update AFAIK in any way - they are totally separate.

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As I said previously, apparently this has been driven (geddit?) by the Prime Minister NOT Macron who is opposed to it, but the PM can (and has) over ruled him on it.

Its all to do with his promise to reduce the appalling death rate on French roads. It wont but he can then say he took what steps he could, hes a politician after all,

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yes its been driven by Philippe, but he has no way of over ruling Macron. Macron appointed him and he campaigned for en Marche. En Marche have the majority ( except the senate ) . Philippe is still a republican.
Macron has allowed it to go ahead. Its Macron who has now declared that the measure is a 2 year trial ...mainly because its so unpopular .
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Our 'nasty' neighbour had a gardener with a Sans Permis. But he was an oik. Ray.
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This explains the new speed limits. http://www.frenchvillagediaries.com/...eed-limit.html
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