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If you are driving in France this Summer

Discussion in 'Personal' started by TheoGriff, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Very useful, thank you Blazer.
    Presumably the ferry companies will be selling the breathalyser kits on board. But feel bit puzzled about the sat-nav thing, since my Michelin Road Map (paper) has the fixed radars clearly marked on it!
    Will they search and seize for that too?
    Best wishes
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    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
     
  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Not sure about the map. You are right my Michelin also has camera locations printed in!

    I'll check my sources.[​IMG]
     
  3. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious New commenter

    That's...baffling. I can understand everything else as a form of improving safety generally, but there are some of us who don't drink alcohol...
     
  4. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Anyone have any idea how I can remove speed camera data from my satnav?
    ( I suppose I could always tell the police I ignore speed camera warnings but that might not have the effect I'm hoping for!)
    I will be on the look out for a breathalyser kit too!

    Thanks for the information, much appreciated!
     
  5. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Don't you just love cookies! Since looking online the little ad square to the right of this post is coming up with electronic breath testing kits!
     
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter


    Unless you pay for downlaods or are still within the free download period I am not sure. I bought a new satnav just before Christmas and when I last plugged it in to update it automatically removed the French camera data. My old satnav, which still works, is no longer updated so if I were to use that it would still contain camera data for France. I only bought the new one because it was only a few quid more than buying the upgrade subscription for the old one!
     
  7. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Apparently this has come from Sarkozy himself! Not sure how it will stop habitual drunk drivers but I suppose if you have had a couple of glasses of wine you can check yourself before turning the key. I would imagine that if you are caught drink driving and either don't have the kit or had one and didn't use it or used it and ignored the reading then the punishment would be higher.

    They are also talking about all new cars having to be fitted with a breath device linked to the ignition and the car won't start until the driver (or someone) has submitted a negative breath test!
     
  8. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    You can turn off the warnings but the data would still be in the memory. Not sure what the offense actually is.
     
  9. And there are those who will drink and drive anyway!
     
  10. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    my understanding is that these are just proposals as teh dwarf trie sto flex some muscle.
    If anyone has definitive legislation, please post a link.
     
  11. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

  12. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Ethylotest.
     
  13. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Merci mère de chat ;-)
     
  14. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    I think we need an automatic update feature on TES so this pops to the top of the forum at the beginning of each holiday[​IMG]
     
  15. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Sounds like France is being run by Antoine de Caunes.
    Just a thought, if you HIRE a car in France, do you get all this **** in it from the hire company, or do you have to provide it as the hirer?
    And a simple solution: just don't.
    Stuff the frogs!
     
  16. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    My spy in France is currently checking out whether road maps with camera sites marked are also illegal! I await her findings. My 2010 Michelin has cameras marked!

    It's all part of a dirty foreign plot to get us to turn our wondeful stable £££s into worthless Euros either by buyinh loads of **** we shall never use or in fines!
     
  17. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    What happens if your driving through france to elswhere.if i had a choice and money id go a round about route
    As to police last year they hid behind big signs and in laybys...they are sneakier than english police on the whole. The whole world wants to control and legistlate.
    Any how i hope that daft leader dont get into power...hes an ass hole!
     
  18. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    The only time I got pulled over by the Police in France was for pulling straight out from a junction onto an empty road after not stopping at the sign that said 'STOP' - in English ;-)
     
  19. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    See - I've never figured out the purpose of having speed cameras on maps. Are you going to be driving along with the map open looking out for where the cameras are? Will your navigator be checking?
    My sat nav beeps at me. However I'm quite lucky as where I live is one of the few places not to have speed cameras. We do have mobile cameras (which might have caught me accelerating towards the 40mph zone from the 30 mph zone last week before I reached the 40mph sign). When I go to the next counties, they seem to love their cameras.
    I remember as a child when we had our caravan searched by the police. First time I had seen a gun close up. I think some of the rules like the vests are a good idea. But the breath detector - well the thing about alcohol is that it affects everyone differently and I fear that knowing you are below the legal limit may may you think you are safe. Legally yes, reality no. (But we have had this debate before).

     
  20. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Thanks Tafkam
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th, and also the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 18th February
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com www.tesweekendworkshop82.eventbrite.com
     

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