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Old 24.01.2010, 16:09
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Re: Another speeding thread (58 kmph over, in France)

The penalty in France for breaking the speed limit by over 50kph is: 1,500, plus 6 penalty points, plus licence suspended for 3 years.

If it's your second offence they could put you in prison for 3 months.

The French authorities may also deem your "not sure if I was driving" as failing to co-operate, so be careful there - they could get nasty and impose a steep fine of up to 3,750.

The Gendarmerie are well known for taking drivers of foreign cars who speed on French roads into custody for 1 or 2 days while they check out their identities and criminal records.

Do you know who the French Cop in charge of your case is? All speeding tickets in France must identify the officer. A ticket will have been issued to the Swiss Authorities You can call their office and ask for details if you speak French - don't try it otherwise).

There is a bilateral agreement for this sort of thing between France & Switzerland, so - unless something unusual comes up - I can't see why they would wave the fine and licence suspension - for your case.

Good luck anyway!
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