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Old June 28th, 2015, 01:08 PM   #3161
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Chris - you got fined for 95km/h in a 90? That's unbelievably harsh!

How much was the fine?
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Old June 28th, 2015, 01:09 PM   #3162
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The minimum fine in France is € 68, but is reduced to € 45 if you pay quickly.

So whether you drive 1 km/h or 19 km/h over the limit, the standard fine is € 68.
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Old June 28th, 2015, 03:24 PM   #3163
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is there some particular thing for placing the shoulder on the left side of that claustrophobic thing?
The tunnel is a single tube, with two decks. The shoulder is on the left northbound, and on the right southbound, so the escape routes both allow access to the shoulder instead of driving lane.
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Old June 28th, 2015, 09:17 PM   #3164
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Hi guys, I have a question about Telepeage;

Do you pay less at the tollbooth when you use telepeage or does the cost at every peage stay the same ?
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Old June 28th, 2015, 09:48 PM   #3165
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Nearly all toll roads charge the same rates for cash, credit cards & télépéage. In fact, you have to pay a small subscription rate for the télépéage badge in the months that you use it.

However, some toll roads, for instance A86 Duplex in Paris, charge lower prices for télépéage, I'm not sure if that's for all télépéage users in France, or only for specific subscriptions. I have yet to get the bill for my last trip in France, it should've cost me € 4 instead of € 7 at A86 Duplex.
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Old June 28th, 2015, 10:28 PM   #3166
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Hmm, so it's more of a convenient thing to do instead of doing it to save on your trip ?
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Old June 28th, 2015, 10:31 PM   #3167
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Hmm, so it's more of a convenient thing to do instead of doing it to save on your trip ?
Sure. It saves time as well.
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Old June 28th, 2015, 10:46 PM   #3168
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I find it extremely convenient. No hassle with tickets, wallet, stopping.
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Old June 29th, 2015, 03:12 PM   #3169
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Chris - you got fined for 95km/h in a 90? That's unbelievably harsh!

How much was the fine?
The tolerance of the speed camera is substracted in the ticket, so he was probably driving 100 km/h (there's a 5 km/h tolerance for speeds below 100 km/h and 5% for above 100).

But yes, speeding tickets in Europe are getting more and more similar to an extra tax or toll.
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Old June 29th, 2015, 07:17 PM   #3170
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so he was probably driving 100 km/h
No, if 95 km/h is measured, then 4 km/h is subtracted as tolerance, which results in 91 km/h, which is 1 km/h too much and costs 45€.

Exceeding the 50 km/h in villages costs 90€!
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Old June 29th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #3171
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From what I've seen, there are very few speed cameras inside villages. They are usually on some straight stretch or a downhill before entering a village.
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Old June 29th, 2015, 07:56 PM   #3172
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When main routes go through small villages then i would expect a speed camera. One got me in La Brousse on N145 (RCEA). Usually there is a warning shortly before or at least a "rappel" sign. RCEA seems to have many speed cameras.
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Old June 29th, 2015, 09:52 PM   #3173
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A466, which links A6 and A46 north of Lyon, opens to traffic next Saturday, 4 July.

http://www.leprogres.fr/rhone/2015/0...la-circulation
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Old July 1st, 2015, 08:27 PM   #3174
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A 5 kilometer widening of A71 near Vierzon has been completed today. It's a 5 kilometer stretch between the A85 and A20 interchanges. There are now 2x3 lanes. It's the third recent widening project of A71, after a short stretch near Orléans in 2011 and a short stretch near Clermont-Ferrand in 2014.

http://www.lanouvellerepublique.fr/L...ierzon-2388016
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Old July 1st, 2015, 08:39 PM   #3175
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A 13.7 kilometer segment of four lane expressway N88 was inaugurated today. It opens to traffic tomorrow. It runs from La Mothe to La-Baraque-Saint-Jean, which is between Rodez and Albi.

http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2015...-la-mothe.html
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 10:09 PM   #3176
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I noticed a tunnel on 1:44.What is going on there ?
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 11:20 PM   #3177
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I noticed a tunnel on 1:44.What is going on there ?
There is a landslide in this area and the carriageway driven on the video is slowly sliding downhill.
So, the plan is to move the traffic towards Italy into this new tunnel (which is called Tunnel de la Borne romaine) and the traffic towards Nice and Antibes is the carriageway that is currently used towards Italy.
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 12:30 AM   #3178
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No, if 95 km/h is measured, then 4 km/h is subtracted as tolerance, which results in 91 km/h, which is 1 km/h too much and costs 45€.

Exceeding the 50 km/h in villages costs 90€!
Ouch. There's a 10km/h tolerance here in PL, but they want to get rid of it - which is absolutely idiotic.
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 05:10 AM   #3179
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In North America that tolerance does not exist
If they see 140 km/h on their radar, your ticket will say 140 km/h and cost a lot.

However it is customary to have the ability to negotiate with the prosecutor a plea-bargain if you take the ticket to court, where they will reduce the ticket by "one class less", so perhaps instead of 140, you would get 130.

But no officer would actually bother you if saw you at 110 km/h in zone 100 or similar, unless you are black or he thinks you have drugs.

Poland being stricter on speeding would be horrible. The current Polish situation is one of the better things about that country. It has evolved "west" enough that the police won't be corrupted by a few zloty and let you go, but not so far that it becomes a French-style radar hellhole.
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 01:08 PM   #3180
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But in north america, there's almost no radars (There is 2 and 3 years ago I made 2 bigs roadtrip in the US and Canada, for the last one I made 17.000km in one month...) and I only got 1 control and 1 ticket for speeding...

So I would say that there's probably 100 times less controls in the US for instance than in France...
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