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Old April 26th, 2013, 11:41 PM   #2381
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About time. It was a pain to drive 110 km/h through that endless land.

Maybe...
But you have no obligation to respect it.
200 km/h is more efficient to pass this no man's land.
I was regularly above the speed limit before today.
130 km/h is a good speed.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 12:56 PM   #2382
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Maybe...
But you have no obligation to respect it.
Yes, you have.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 01:46 PM   #2383
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But you have no obligation to respect it.
True, there is no obligation for anyone to respect a speed limit (except 300,000 km per second) but non-obedience incurs a risk of punishment. With foreign number plates, the speed cameras are not terribly threatening.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #2384
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No, but with manned speed checks you, as a foreigner are obliged to pay a on the spot fine, which can be very expensive.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #2385
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manned checks are usually warned before with lights flashing
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Old April 27th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #2386
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No it's not. They hide behind the bushes with their radar guns, and screw you over a few 100 metres down the road with their motorbikes or at a barrière de péage on the motorway.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #2387
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manned checks are usually warned before with lights flashing
Oh....lights flashing and citizen band are a bit old fashioned now: better use a coyote
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Old April 28th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #2388
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manned checks are usually warned before with lights flashing
Drove from the Spanish border to the German one in Mulhouse last week. Encountered 4 speed traps on the way; was warned just once, and when I was already too close to it (laser guns will get you from very far away).

Your chance of getting caught if speeding on French motorways is really high. Some French keep speeding though, I wonder how many points do they have on their licenses because it's very common to see them being flashed by trépieds mounted on white Ford Focuses.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 12:29 AM   #2389
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Not that many French speeders these days. I find that most of the speeders in France are Dutch, Belgians and Brits...
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Old April 28th, 2013, 02:52 AM   #2390
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If I am doing long distances I usually drive at 135-138, gps measured speed, not the car speedometer. I think that's still legal...
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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:16 AM   #2391
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My experience is also that the French drive fairly tame on motorways. Of course it's a bit different in and around the major cities, but that happens everywhere. Most speeders are indeed the Dutch who want to make a dash for the south.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #2392
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manned checks are usually warned before with lights flashing

Difficult to see a speed control on highways ,they are well hidden.
Use lights flashing is common everywhere but not easy on highways.
And I observe that there is less and less drivers who prevent a speed control.
I don't use this manner since I have a "coyote" (sort of CB), or very few.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:39 PM   #2393
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My experience is also that the French drive fairly tame on motorways. Of course it's a bit different in and around the major cities, but that happens everywhere. Most speeders are indeed the Dutch who want to make a dash for the south.
Don't forget the Brits and Germans cars. Own experience.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #2394
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If I am doing long distances I usually drive at 135-138, gps measured speed, not the car speedometer. I think that's still legal...

Yes, it's still legal. Gps or coyote are very accurate.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #2395
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A video I made of eastern Lyon bypass (A46 and N346). Part 2 will feature the northern leg of this route.



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Not that many French speeders these days. I find that most of the speeders in France are Dutch, Belgians and Brits...
Yes, very few. There are still some though, and they make for the perfect rabbit , because they'll recognize speed traps and brake giving you some extra time. Foreigners just drive by and don't seem to mind until they get pulled over.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 08:33 PM   #2396
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Does the A46 take much of the transit traffic (instead of A6+A7)?
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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #2397
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what kind of engine makes this high pitched sound?
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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:19 PM   #2398
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Does the A46 take much of the transit traffic (instead of A6+A7)?
Both are loaded to capacity. A46 also serves a huge industrial area with many trucks originating there. Much of the south and east of the Lyon metropolitan area is industrial.
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Both [A6+A7 and A46+N346] are loaded to capacity.
This will eventually be relieved somewhat by the planned extension of the A72 to Valence.
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Does the A46 take much of the transit traffic (instead of A6+A7)?
A6 through Lyon metro reaches 100.000 vehicles per day, whilst N346 handles 90.000 on its busiest stretch. Tunnel de Fourvière in A6 is banned for trucks >7.5t.

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what kind of engine makes this high pitched sound?
A 2.0 16V petrol... at 3x speed
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