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Re: Speeding in France

I was in France on Ascension day. Lots of bank holiday speed traps with Gendarmes everywhere.

Mostly looking for drunk locals, I assume. But I have heard that on the motorways they love to stop speeding foreigners and raise a bit of tax...

Did 1,700 KMs, a lot on motorways. I did not find that many drivers whizzing past while I was doing a swiss-steady speed at the french national limit max of 130. Did see one stopped by the G's after he went past.

Oh, and all villages seem to be 50 and then 30 in the centre. There are usually no 50 signs on the way in, just a yellow diamond on the village name sign.

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For the fixed cameras, my TomTom SatNav tells me about roughly 97% of them, have seen occasional ad hoc checks by the side of the road but... rarely.
That's how I got my 50 EUR... and I was already wondering what the two guys were doing in that bush next to the highway... but thought to myself "well, it is France after all"...
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Old 01.06.2017, 16:28
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Re: Speeding in France

Savvy french drivers get the Coyote app. That even tells you about mobile radar traps, as users dial in to tell the central database what's new in real time. My smartass son has it. He was whizzing from Geneva to Annecy the other day when another speedster caught him up. Realizing that ZappaJr was slowing down strategically, the other guy just stayed behind him at a decent distance.
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Oh, and all villages seem to be 50 and then 30 in the centre. There are usually no 50 signs on the way in, just a yellow diamond on the village name sign.
Yes, with those blasted "coussins berlinois" to make sure people actually stick to it, even at night. There seems to be no comfortable way of getting over the wretched things, no matter how slow you go.
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The traffic will be dense enough that you can forget about speeding this long weekend.

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Yeah the OP is pathetic. "save some time", there are speed limits for a reason.

As for I am french, I found the idea even more stupid, especially this weekend.
As you say it will be more traffic on the roads, and it's the type of police fishing weekend, which always do speed camera during these "events".

As for the fine, it will be transfered in Switzerland and the OP can get BOTH punished.

Oh well why bother?
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LOL!
Yeah the OP is pathetic. "save some time", there are speed limits for a reason.
What are the reasons in your opinion? Personally I would say a 130kmph limit can largely be attributed to archaic rules.

Cars have greatly improved over the years in terms of safety, stability, breaking distances etc. Concurrent to this motorways have been enhanced significantly and yet speed limits have never increased. I have driven for almost 20 years, 10 years of that was daily driving and I have never been involved in an accident. If I can do it safely I am happy to knock an hour off a journey by going 30km over limit. Does this make me pathetic? Probably not.
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What is 'breaking' distance? Oh, braking, I get it!
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What is 'breaking' distance? Oh, braking, I get it!
That's me schooled
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What are the reasons in your opinion? Personally I would say a 130kmph limit can largely be attributed to archaic rules.

Cars have greatly improved over the years in terms of safety, stability, breaking distances etc. Concurrent to this motorways have been enhanced significantly and yet speed limits have never increased. I have driven for almost 20 years, 10 years of that was daily driving and I have never been involved in an accident. If I can do it safely I am happy to knock an hour off a journey by going 30km over limit. Does this make me pathetic? Probably not.
Yes but people haven't and there are a lot more cars about so whilst one side of your argument holds up, the other side deflates it !

There is also a question of pollution and economical speed to drive at.

PS Best not to ask rhetorical questions here, answers can be brutal
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Old 01.06.2017, 19:28
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Re: Speeding in France

I drove last weekend to the Hague.

Traffic, road conditions and driving standards on the autoroutes across France were just fine.

I'm no driving god and 130 km/h on cruise control feels fast enough.

I hated driving in the NL. Aggressive drivers and tailgating the order of the day, lanes joined the autoroute from both left and right (at same time) and long queues from avoidable stupid-ass accidents.
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What are the reasons in your opinion? Personally I would say a 130kmph limit can largely be attributed to archaic rules.

Cars have greatly improved over the years in terms of safety, stability, breaking distances etc. Concurrent to this motorways have been enhanced significantly and yet speed limits have never increased. I have driven for almost 20 years, 10 years of that was daily driving and I have never been involved in an accident. If I can do it safely I am happy to knock an hour off a journey by going 30km over limit. Does this make me pathetic? Probably not.
That's simple; as a society, we have less appetite for risk now.
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