hi dave i had a heavy night so the brains on half speed but you are right i heard about a lady who had to have her car transported back by train after having her licence take on the side of the road for doing twice the speed limit past a village sign post and the signs are some times a fair way from the first building
My understanding is that the village signpost IS also the sign that the speed is limited whilst going through the village & right up to the sign saying your leaving the village . . . keep it to under 28mph & you'll not fall foul of the ler
The people shouldn't be fearful of the government,
The government should be fearful of the people
50 kph used to equate to 31 mph, unless something's changed.
Yes it is roughly. However, in many French towns there are new lower limits for vehicles over 3500kG's. This includes vehicles that may alone weigh <3500kG but when towing the train weight is over the 3500kG limit.
So should you be driving towards a town that has a sign stating
With another sign under it stating
with a truck or similar sign stating over 3,500kG's it means just that. Any vehicle or combination that is over 3500kG's must not excede 30Kph.
Yes you will get irate drivers up your rear end because they have no idea why you are near to a crawl. However, you will often find a group of Police towards the exit of the town waiting to pounce. Where drivers often fall foul of the law as they do not realise that towing often takes them over the aforementioned weight limit.