Unless you have done the job, trying to keep to the rule book and seen other truckers clearly and blatantly disregarding the rules by removing the orange plates, you would not understand.
Originally Posted by daygoboy
The Gendarme could easily get the ships manifest and wait for law breakers, but it is easier for them to just stop an orange board plated truck.
I have also been pulled at just after mid day on the day before a driving ban holiday and made to park up, while French tankers were trundling by without any control. I was actually only going to the next turning and I was going to spend the holiday there as it had a good routier.
They did let me continue, but took all my paperwork and I had to collect it from the Gendarme station after the holiday, so I could proceed
They were going to issue a fine, until I pointed out a convoy of six french tankers, but they did not pull them!
This is victimisation of Brits
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