Speed cameras, yeah. Now what to do?
It's a well known fact French police is increasing its speed traps in high speed. Cameras are everywhere.
However, if you're caught, there's a good chance you will never be punished. According to Le Monde over 60 percent of the speeders escapes punishment.
Main cause: the pictures aren't readable. Further more, Some license plates have false adresses. Some French get away by just don't paying, not to mention the difficulties the French have to get fines paid from foreign car drivers.
Remarkable: the French traffic minister Perben doesn't care. Traffic is lots safer these days, he states: 10.000 people would have been killed without the speed controls.
Posted by Peter at 07:04 AM [3 reactions]
Just another comparer of fuel prices
Last year, we mentioned three French websites comparing fuel prices. Now we have number four: Roulez Eco by the French Department of Finance.
Now what can a government site ad when already three sites are doing exactly the same? easy. It imposed a duty to report all prices and all price changes to everybody who sells fuel. For negligance, fines will be up to 1.500 euro. The other sites need information given on a voluntary base. They're far from complete.
According to TV5, at this moment the Finance Department should have half of all 13.500 fuel stations in its database. However, we can not check that. The website gets to many visitors to function properly.
Posted by Peter at 07:04 AM [What do you think?]