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    That seems very late which also seems unfair to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggarmac View Post
    Coming down through France it was noticeable that local drivers were sticking to speed limits. Changed days. Now in Italy ......
    You must have used different roads to me. The French cars, motorbikes, and even lorries were constantly flying past me whilst I was sticking to the speed limits the other week, coming back home.

    Quote Originally Posted by lebesset View Post
    note that there is an error on the link showing the official system
    up to 100kph 5 kph is deducted but over 100kph 5% is deducted
    That's cheered me up no end!
    Before realising that most French vehicles constantly exceed their speed limits, I was following a lorry (thinking he won't be speeding so I can relax and look at the scenery) and got flashed at 108 Kph in an 80 Kph limit. I'm very pleased to know that the ticket will show I was only doing 105.4 Kph.

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    Do you remember when we all drunk and drove, never wore seat belts, now both are antisocial.
    Speeding will be next! and quite right!
    The roads are just too busy to do what we used to do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carol View Post
    Seems people are getting multiple ones left, right and centre going by various fb groups Iím in.
    Was just going to say the same Carol. Didn't someone post it may be a scam so to check first before you pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slider View Post
    Was just going to say the same Carol. Didn't someone post it may be a scam so to check first before you pay.
    Don't join the FB group and you should be ok
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    Back in the days when speed traps were a Policeman with a hand held radar gun, if I was travelling a long distance in South Africa, I used to religiously stick to the speed limit. Then, when a looney flew past me, I used to leave a big gap but accelerate up to his speed and follow him. that meant I made good time but he was the one clocked and pulled over because the radar gun was only reset after he had been dealt with.

    I drove down to Bloemfontein (about a 12 hour drive, observing the speed limits) to watch the British Lions play the Springboks and shaved 2 or 3 hours off the driving time with those tactics.

    Nowadays I consider speeding motorists to be stupid idiots. ... but I keep quiet about it.
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    I lived in South Africa for a long time in the 70s and 80s and I recall that in urban areas they had speed traps called gatsometers. These utilised two rubber hoses a fixed distance apart which recorded the vehicle time and hence speed.

    The trick with these if speeding was to brake heavily to avoid a dog/cat and rip the hoses! Allegedly ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by colinmd View Post
    If the government wishes to sort it out then fines can be issued, so it is reciprocal, but there's an even easier way of not getting fines, don't break the law.
    Quote Originally Posted by antiquesam View Post
    Or the speed limits.
    It's easy to be a smug know-it-all but we're talking about doing 50 mph on a main trunk road. It's a blatant money making exercise at the expense of the motorist, not a safety measure, and is one of the main reasons why France goes up in flames every weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquesam View Post
    Or the speed limits.
    It's really not that easy. The van doesn't have legible kph speedo markings and all three tickets were for less than 10mph over the limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van the Man View Post
    It's really not that easy. The van doesn't have legible kph speedo markings and all three tickets were for less than 10mph over the limit.
    I put my old (the only one I have)and not updated sat nav on the dash.
    Set it on map and use this as a speedo.
    It is in a better position for me to view and is accurate!
    However, I am still thinking I might be getting a ticket!
    I think they have a one year time limit!
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