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Also worrying is that the Gendarmes set up road blocks to do random breath checks.
This happened to me on the N137 heading north from Bordeaux, on a Sunday afternoon in September. I got the impression that most local French drivers were waved through and the GB stickered Brits were being targeted.
The limit for alcohol is lower in France so luckily I hadn't uncorked the vino that lunchtime.
Speeding In France
Some of the preceding comments remind me of a retired headmaster who used to lecture us about speeding when we were members of a 6,000 strong motorcycle club. He was eventually caught speeding, you could hear the laughter from the club meetings all over the UK.
I do find the cruise control helps to moderate the speed when overseas. I just set it on 5kph below the limit. Not much help in the UK tho the traffiic is usually far to dense.
Last week I got a camera "flash"in France on the N1 north of Abbeyville towards Nouvion with my MH, heading towards Le Torquet. I was doing 40mph and the camera isn't in a town or village with the 50kph red border on the sign to the entry of the town. Am I likely to hear from the French/ our DVLA?
Has anyone else seen this camera?
|hogan||I wish the Spanish police were as hot on speeding as the in the UK and France.They drive like demons here and just have to overtake as soon as they can.We are just getting fixed speed cameras in a few places but unlike the UK these are only 2 to 3 feet off the ground and they are all covered in pint over the lenses.Every week we read of deaths on the road and the cause is always bad weather conditions/light/heavy traffic.You never hear of a accident caused by bad driving/speeding.The mind boggles.|
|pete4x4||It would be nice to have a motorhome that could actually speed apart from downhill with the wind behind it|
Speeding In France
Thanks for that Steve. One of the main reasons we started going abroad years ago on the motorbike was it was the only place you could use your machines performance. Thankfully now I am older,grumpy and drive a truck its of less importance.
Here's a useful site for the latest French speed camera database.
|Pusser||Oh no. Not more Rappels.|
I notice in one of the articles the A28 is now fully completed between Aberville and Tours . Does anyone know if this once free route is now to become "peage"?
On the topic of speedometer accuracy. Our P206 and Smart Car both read 4.5 miles faster than actual speed as indicated by my SATNAV. The motorhome however (American RV) is spot on. I wonder if they have different calibration tolerances in the U.S.A.?
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