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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2020, 11:53:07 pm »
Some?

Now that should be interesting if not a little bit confusing.
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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 08:41:16 am »
It'll be a bloody nightmare Tom. I went to France three times last year and got a speeding ticket twice  :-[

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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 12:34:12 pm »
No problem.

Use your sat nag to warn of speed limit changes just like in UK and stick to the posted speed limits  :)

Simples!

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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 01:04:59 pm »
stick to the posted speed limits

That would be my problem  :P I think the French cameras are set to the exact speed limit unlike in the UK where they give you 10% + 2
I'll have to pay more attention  :-[

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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 01:52:12 pm »
IIRC the French cameras give you a percentage but that percentage changes with the speed limit, it was all listed on the last speeding fine I received in the mail. Thankfully that was some time ago and I have forgotten the details.
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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 12:08:34 pm »
The percentage lowers as the speeds are higher, right?

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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 03:50:18 pm »
French speed limits and allowances are here:
https://www.securite-routiere.gouv.fr/reglementation-liee-aux-risques/reglementation-de-la-vitesse-au-volant

Limits                  kph   <20 over  <30   <40                                             >50kph over
Motorway             130       "            "        "                                                 "
Dual carriage way 110       "            "        "                                                 "
Two way road 90 or 80    68€         130€   135€ + suspension or prohibiton   1500€ + suspension /prohibition + possible confiscation likely impounding
Town                      50  135€          "         "                                                 "

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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2020, 04:24:28 pm »
I thought some department had be reverting to 90kph for some time although the signs haven't been changed back.
So you could get 80kph roads with the old 90kph signs still in situ and 90kph roads with the new 80kph signs. Go figure that one.
I also read somewhere that they only give 5% grace on limits and I guess that will depend on what mood they are in as well.
Just plan a relaxed riding holiday in France, don't be in a hurry to get anywhere and don't enjoy the roads.
Sod it I think I'll go the long way round and give France a miss.
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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2020, 04:29:43 pm »
Exactly my plan Ron, not missing France altogether, just leave more time to get from A to B in a leisurely manner.
Or, factor in the speeding fine to the cost of the holiday  ;D

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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2020, 04:31:39 pm »
Make someone else go first & trigger the camera, but don't be last, racing to keep up. That's my genius plan.

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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2020, 05:01:02 pm »
Yeah, three of us were in France last year. Fearing fines we agreed to stick to the speed limits, which we more or less did. The three of us were in tight formation in a town, one of us got an unexpected speeding ticket through the post, only a few kph over. It was the rider in front, if you're debating strategy for your own ride grouping :)

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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2020, 05:16:02 pm »
Tell me about it, I lead a few trips, I got one in Luxembourg a couple of years ago doing about 3Kph over the limit and two in France last year. I might get someone else to lead this year  :o ;D

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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2020, 05:43:55 pm »
Martin is the man to speak too about speeding in Europe he paid,mine was even quicker which required a court appearance and I’ve never been back but they did write to say I was banned for 3 months...as the policewoman said to me ‘Vee know you Brits only fear points on your license’

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Re: French Speed Limit
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2020, 08:22:16 pm »
Tell me about it, I lead a few trips, I got one in Luxembourg a couple of years ago doing about 3Kph over the limit and two in France last year. I might get someone else to lead this year  :o ;D

If I lead you won't get any fines, but you won't get to the next hotel either. Tricky trade-off. ;D