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Update: Speeding fines in France

Hi, does anyone have experience!!! with speeding fines in France? Do they get followed up? Do they arrest you at the border if you have not paid? Any info would be great. Thanks
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Update: Speeding fines in France

Does anyone have up-to-date info on what happens when you get a speeding fine in France? I have received the fine and would like to know, do they follow up? Does it affect your Swiss license? Do they stop you at the border if you have not paid it?. Thanks
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Re: Update: Speeding fines in France

Or, or, or you could choose to pay up. From recent experience I know that it is 45€ if you pay up within 30 days (extendable to 45 days under many circumstances). Plus they have a very convienient online payment system. In four languages, English included. So, one option would be to pay up and drive within the limit from the next time around. Just saying.

That said, as you are contemplating not coughing up http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/franc...-dont-pay.html

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Yes you get the fines now, didnt until about 3 years ago boo hoo.

There are so many border checks now, but suspect you will be in trouble if you do let unpaid fines build up and supect there is some recovery process as part of the accord between CH and FR.
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Re: Update: Speeding fines in France

France and switzerland share driver data - dont pay and it might get interesting.

it wont effect your swiss licence.

for french residents flashed in CH who ignore the ticket, the gendarmerie will pay you a visit.


for Uk residents with UK plated cars ignore as there is no argeement but run the risk of getting pulled for it in the case of a check when entering CH/FR
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Hi, does anyone have experience!!! with speeding fines in France? Do they get followed up? Do they arrest you at the border if you have not paid? Any info would be great. Thanks

you have answers in your other post on the same subject.
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Re: Update: Speeding fines in France

Hi All,
Thanks for your thoughts and info. I decided to pay up. Just so you know the minimum fine is now 90Euros. The on-line payment system is painless...more user friendly than any other I have even encountered! Yes, yes, I am a speed freak!
Next time I will be more careful.
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Re: Alcohol test kit required for driving in France - From 1st July 2012

Work colleague was done for doing 202 on a french autoroute a few years ago. Large fine and banned from driving in France for a year. Original paperwork came to his swiss address, his wife then had to drive him any time he needed to cross the border for work; she's even worse at speeding than he is but has never been caught!
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Re: Alcohol test kit required for driving in France - From 1st July 2012

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she's even worse at speeding than he is but has never been caught!
Worse? Sounds like she's much better at it than he is.
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Re: Update: Speeding fines in France

hey;

i got caught a few months back and have to pay 135 (looks like i passed the deadline for the discount to 90eur )

what happens if I get caught at the border ? do i have to pay 135 + X ? What would be X ?
The fact that im french would probably not help

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Re: Update: Speeding fines in France

Muahaha, thread necromancy...

Seems I was pinged doing 119 in a 110 zone on the way to Lyon a couple of weekends ago. No biggy, just 45.- (ono) if I pay within 46 days, but how?

Someone mentioned the online payment, but I didn't see any info on the fine notification (or just wasn't looking properly).
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Re: Update: Speeding fines in France

The forms you got sent have the web address for online payment, really easy to use website.
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Re: Update: Speeding fines in France

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The forms you got sent have the web address for online payment, really easy to use website.
OK thanks, maybe I should read the bloody thing.

I think I'll start a thread: "Why are the French always so officious when it comes to speeding?" then have a good old rant why the Australian* police are more lenient.


*insert country of residence/birth/choice here
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No biggy, just 45.- (ono)
I like it! How much are you going to offer?
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I like it! How much are you going to offer?
I was going to start at 25 and see how the negotiations proceed
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Re: Update: Speeding fines in France

My boss got one in Germany and they contacted the Swiss police as he lives in basel. It was followed up.

not sure from the french side, but it could make your life easier if you just cough up. I have had a french speeding fine, although i live in france, and the website was in English.
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Re: Update: Speeding fines in France

I will start a new thread so we can find this easily,

http://www.fedpol.admin.ch/content/f....html#a_faq_10
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