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Re: The Sommilier was another Re: Running-in Tour for the 718 Boxster GTS to prime for Le 2019/05/16 16:28:58 (permalink)
Hidden costs of driving in France on the running-in trip 
 
I thought that my input on this string was at an end, but find I need to post one final flourish.
 
It’s some 2 weeks after getting back to the UK. However, we have started to receive unwelcome post in the last couple of days from the French Republic…….
 
Given this was a running-in trip we obviously were not going over 4K revs some 95 mph in top speed. 
 
However, it seems the Macron government have targeted the Brits as good earners and so lots more cameras about (not identified in advance as was the norm in the past) especially on the quieter roads and in the slower speed areas of 80 KPH, we much prefer to use. All the paperwork in beautiful English….no French anywhere.
 
This is the first time either of us, have been caught out in France. Our combined experience will amount to over 40 years experience of French roads. So beware for Le Mans this year. Macron [the little Napoleon] is on a mission……
 
The current score is Ferrari 5, Porsche 2 on speeding tickets which is rather strange as most of the time the 360, was following the GTS and we did use the speed limit advice as shown on the drivers info screen.  Anyway scores on the doors are:
 
1 x exceeding 70 KPH
4 x exceeding 80 KPH
2 x exceeding 110KPH
 
Euro 45 fine, for the 70 and 80 KPH excesses, and Euro 90 fine for the 110 KPH, being the amounts levied, if paid within 46 days. Clocking up a total to date, of Euro 450. 

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Re: The Sommilier was another Re: Running-in Tour for the 718 Boxster GTS to prime for Le 2019/05/17 10:50:28 (permalink)
Thanks for the warning as we intend driving back up through France from Spain this July!  Looks like the Cruise Control expense was worth it when I purchased my car as it's just too easy too stray over the posted (or NOT posted) limits.

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Re: The Sommilier was another Re: Running-in Tour for the 718 Boxster GTS to prime for Le 2019/05/20 14:21:52 (permalink)
The final score was Ferrari 6 (Euro 380) and Porsche 2 (Euro 135). My wife responsible for both in the Porsche.
 
At the weekend the French government slid through a late EU election sweetener that was reported here in the UK.
 
The French government has watered down unpopular new speed limits on B roads just days before European elections.
 
The decision to last year cut the speed limit from 55mph (90kph) to 50 mph(80kph)on secondary roads is often cited as one of the key factors that sparked the "yellow vest" revolt, with provincial motorists complaining it was a ploy against them. In a classic Theresa May type deal they kicked the can down the road, to let the local authorities take the decision rather than being centrally administered.
 
There is a master public database on the locations. It's over 3,200 camera's now which you can access by region. It's illegal in France to have them set up in your sat nav!
 
Here is the web link.
 
I'm posting a picture just of the ones around Le Mans. You will see that have popped up everywhere. Happy motoring.
 
 

https://radars.securite-routiere.gouv.fr/#/
 
 
 
 
 
 

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991 Targa 4S (2014) Manual
Boxster S (986) x 2 (2001-2004)
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