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Promenade des Anglais: speeding

Posted by m&J-199996 - Created: 6 years ago
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Posted by sally_in_france - 6 years ago

I've picked up 3 tickets this year, I can't dispute any of them..... if the sign says 50 then that is the maximum speed regardless of what everyone else is doing..... and this isn't just France. More and moe countries are now able to enforce the speed limits which they couldn't do before because they didnt have the technology.

Don't think that just because you have past the fixed camera that you can now exceed the limit, there is often an unmarked mobile check a few hundred metres further on..... the police aren't so stupid.

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Posted by ChB-184121 - 6 years ago

as long as you know where they are, you can reasonably go whatever speed you want until you get to the camera; That's why Thinlucky gets passed by cars going faster - they know where to slow down. I find it a bit annoying when following a line of cars travelling dead on the speed limit, and then they don't speed up when they pass the camera 'cos they don't know where it is, it is best to get behind a local and follow him rather than be in front of him. But where are the cameras? the GPS system that tells you is now illegal to use - or even carry in your car - so you have to find out by other means, and I might point out that those who used Inforad in the past are now asked to upgrade to a new software package that is legal, as it doesn't warn of cameras in France, so I didn't upgrade mine and it still works. but it has to be hidden as it is illegal.

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Posted by louloumac-283464 - 6 years ago

Just copped another ticket (135E) for speeding again.. although I know the fixed camera is hidden behind a voluminous bush which unfortunately does not seem to block the lense of the camera!!!
Advice is to keep to 50 km/h until you reach the 70 sign..
Good luck! Mike

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Posted by m&J-199996 - 6 years ago

In reply to ChB, I don't know: I didn't see anyone and the ticket does not specify the location, just the direction as from Nice towards the airport. I assume it is as thinklucky says, between the Casino and the Park Pheonix but, I didn't see anyone and, as far as I know there isn't a fixed camera.

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Posted by thinklucky - 6 years ago

The promenade is notorious for speed tickets - I got a similar one 2 years ago with same margin, since then I've been VERY careful but not it seems careful enough clocked another one last month - it must be an amazing cash earner as I'm always passed by every other car on the road..... on both occasions I was clocked on the Promenade between Casino Supermarket and before where it switches to 70 at the Botanical gardens.

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Posted by ChB-184121 - 6 years ago

yes, you were clocked at 56; due to an allowance of 5kph, you were fined for doing 51.

What is the limit on the bit of road you were on?

Was it a mobile camera or a new fixed one?

whereabouts on the P des Anglais was this - it is a long road!

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Posted by m&J-199996 - 6 years ago

According to the documentation: Votre vehicule a ete controle a: 56km/h; La vitesse retenue est de: 51km/h.
I read that to mean I was clocked at 56; Yes?

My point: be careful!

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Posted by ChristopherL-188542 - 6 years ago

The allowance is a grace deduction, not a plus/minus margin. If you were billed for 56, then you were clocked at 61. Yes 90€ is horribly steep - we can thank Sarkozy for that when he was Ministre de l'Intérieur.
But that is the law - What is the point that you want to make?