The Road to Le Mans 2021

alfatwo

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Don't get your hopes up, as France is in the sh*t big time with Covid!

Just been over there..

Dave
 

safrane

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On the 'positive' side for all you going abroad to the EU; The agreement to share details of owners caught breaking the speed limits is now at an end.

Now before you get too excited if you are physically stopped, you are still busted, but this will end the receipt of a fine post the event landing on your carpet.

Be aware that this also extends to this side of the water too.
 

Doctor Houx

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On the 'positive' side for all you going abroad to the EU; The agreement to share details of owners caught breaking the speed limits is now at an end.

Now before you get too excited if you are physically stopped, you are still busted, but this will end the receipt of a fine post the event landing on your carpet.

Be aware that this also extends to this side of the water too.
Back to the good old days! This is why I always had the cars I keep in France on GB plates for this reason, which ended a few years back ans since then I must have had an average of 3 fines a year.

Don’t want to be partisan, but almost worth doing Brexit for this reason alone (joking BTW before any complaints received)
 

2b1ask1

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On the 'positive' side for all you going abroad to the EU; The agreement to share details of owners caught breaking the speed limits is now at an end.

Now before you get too excited if you are physically stopped, you are still busted, but this will end the receipt of a fine post the event landing on your carpet.

Be aware that this also extends to this side of the water too.
Generally I see this as a benefit for us, it won't stop the 'fish in a barrel' setups on the motorways into Calais etc. but as far as I know I don't think they were ever able to enforce it from UK to Europe because of the way vehicles are registered over there as opposed to driver details here?
 

Felonious Crud

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Generally I see this as a benefit for us, it won't stop the 'fish in a barrel' setups on the motorways into Calais etc. but as far as I know I don't think they were ever able to enforce it from UK to Europe because of the way vehicles are registered over there as opposed to driver details here?
Perhaps in this case we can expect an even more 'escort you to the cashpoint, sir', kind of approach.
 

2b1ask1

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They have their own card machines now.
Make sure you pay by card then as that cannot be pocketed, on the Viva Espania trip we all had adequate cash on us but elected to pay by card much to the chaps disappointment. Not saying that any continental coppers are anything but straight, but maybe just not quite so good at filing the counter copies of those tickets....
 

Oneball

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Make sure you pay by card then as that cannot be pocketed, on the Viva Espania trip we all had adequate cash on us but elected to pay by card much to the chaps disappointment. Not saying that any continental coppers are anything but straight, but maybe just not quite so good at filing the counter copies of those tickets....
I was in the Picos a couple of years ago and one of the guys got done for having no lights on. Guardia Civil actually said to him as he gave him the credit card receipt “this isn’t somewhere like Mexico”.

Guardia Civil motorcycle copper saved my mum’s life many years ago so they’re all ok in my book.