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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 20-05-2019, 13:44 Thread Starter
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France new speed limit U turn

Just seen reference to this on another forum. Apparently the french government are considering a U turn due to protests from the yellow vest group.: https://www.thelocal.fr/20190517/exp...ed-limit-means
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Sadly that page cuts off after a few seconds and cannot be viewed without a paid subscription and got me, however useful a site may be, if it does not permit one to see the fort of coverage it makes then I am not likely to want yo subscribe.

Maybe you could copy and paste do that we can read it ?
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What it means is the French drivers will revert to tailgating you at 90km/h instead of their present tailgating speed of 80km/h.

And different regions, departments and local areas could have different speed limits - I just love driving in France.

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Sorry about the link, try this one: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...days-european/

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Oh ye of little faith Keith.
The only reason they were tailgating you at 80 is for you to join everyone else at 90.

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According to a message from a French friend, the 80kph speed limit has been revoked with immediate effect from today ALL OVER FRANCE.

I would urge caution and follow any posted limit "just in case".

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Not seen any evidence of that Dave. The 80 signs are still up.

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That's why I urge caution, but Connexion has a post from a specialist lawyer that " thousands of prosecutions cannot proceed or must be reversed,unless there was a speed greater than 10 kph above the limit"

That would cause major problems in convictions and points etc. There is a very strong suggestion that it is being done as a response to the Gilet Jaune demonstrations just before the EU elections on Sunday.

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French newspaper ouest france, see at this link https://www.ouest-france.fr/societe/...0-km/h-6364838
Doesn't actually give a definitive answer but from what I can understand of the article, the prime minister has said that they will allow Departmental administration to decide whether or not they retain the 80 KPH limit, from that, there are a group of lawyers that are suggesting anyone caught over the limit should not face prosecution, however the authorities disagree.

I'd suggest that the best advice for anyone driving in France will be to obey the posted speed limits irrespective of what gossip otherwise suggests, that way you will not face the possibility of nasty experiences with French law enforcement.

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I'd suggest that the best advice for anyone driving in France will be to obey the posted speed limits irrespective of what gossip otherwise suggests, that way you will not face the possibility of nasty experiences with French law enforcement.

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How would you know what the 'posted limit' is if it is just the 'end of village' sign. There are thousands of kms of National Speed Limit roads in France that could now be 80 or 90kph without a driver having any idea.
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