Can you get copies of the piccies? I had a lovely one taken on the A75 south of Clermont Ferrand this year. Nice twisty bit where I was well cranked over and it would be great with a frame on my mantelpiece.
Do you think I should write to the prefecture asking for a copy?
Naughty girl, I didn't expect to find this sort of conversation under the topic :shock:
Do you want me to deal with the admin. side Liz???
They are just down the road from us :wink:
No need to give your english adress we'll give the french one :mrgreen:
Yep forward facing in le belle France, zaping along this year 4 of us, saw the signs backed off a bit wondering which way it faces only to be blasted by a local,on his ZZR trainers and 'T' shirt at 100plus.
So me thinks it must be ok and set the flashes going, trouble is 2 of our crowd said 'what camera?' :roll:
Oh well roll on May 06, when we are to do it all again on the way down to the Pyrenees this time---can't wait. 8)
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???? It was a joke Liz
Well, I do believe there are far fewer radars in France than in the UK....
And most are facing the traffic, though more and more take rear photos, they were getting fed up with bikes going through saluting them :evil:
If you go to the map link marshman posted, you can see each radar,
red takes from the front
yellow from the rear
If you click on the number of the radar you will get a photo and description giving speed limit, direction etc.
I also use this site to download all this info into my GPS
Yes Teejay did lead us into the speed trap with little thought for us normal law abiding people, But what if the camera had been rear facing, would the French police have gone to the bother of tracing British riders and enforcing the penalty, whatever that may have been.
Has anyone out there been subject to a follow up speeding offence when you have not been stopped at the time by the police when abroad. :?:
I know of one guy who was in a rental car than got flashed on a quiet road in Queensland, Australia.
Not massively over the limit but the police went back to the rental company, got his UK details, and via Australian House in london, passed on the fine (With nice picture of license and the driver (2 cameras used))
He paid the fine £60-£80 quid (I think) since he wanted to go back there in the future.
Whilst I agree, there is some very good biking roads in France, I feel it worth pointing out that after being stopped in Belguim last year, and donating £120 into Police funds, the cop did warn me that had I have been across the border a few miles up the road into France and caught, they would have taken my licence there and then, and I would have to arrange recovery of my bike myself, and, had I have been doing 20K more they would have taken the bike, never to have been seen again. :shock: