I pride myself on being a non-hurried motorist, but it's time for 'The Gendarme's Spring Ball', and they need to raise extra money for Pastis, Wine, and Beer.
This means that any Tom Dick or Cro gets lumbered with a hefty fine for exceeding the speed limit by even an eighth of a Kph. I my case, I have just been fined €90 for driving a whincy-bit too quickly in a 50 Kph area. Grrrrrrrr.
So enjoy your ball and booze mes amis; and I hope you all get breathalised on the way home!
oooppppssss Cro.how much is a whincy bit..what a painful little trip you had,sometimes they seem to book the ones just cruising while the nut cases get away with it all...sorry old chap..ReplyDelete
Actually I was 7 Kph over the limit (so they tell me). I've just noticed that I get some points on my licence too. Grrrrrr!ReplyDelete
Was it a hand-held or fixed radar? I cannot understand why I have never been done - I regularly exceed the limit (by a little) where I think it's safe to, but not through towns and villages. A few years ago, I set off three cameras in one trip back from Cornwall, and nothing ever happened. On the same trip, I was doing about 90 at one stage, and I was overtaken by a police car doing about 120 in the dark - (mph).ReplyDelete
It was a hand-held job; a bit like binoculars. My real problem is that the speedo goes up in 20's, so just over 50 looks like 52, whereas it's actually nearly 60 (make sense?). A design fault in my Compact Royce. I'll have to have a word with either Sarko or Sarkette.ReplyDelete
Sorry you got a ticket. That's a pain in the butt.ReplyDelete
and the wallet, Amy.ReplyDelete
I have nearly been killed on our zebra crossing ( with four dogs) on a few occassions by speeders through our village.....ReplyDelete
I would take their wheels off their cars and shove them where the sun dont shine
I know this may sound all 'pollyanna' and such, but I always breathe a sigh of relief that it's a policeman pulling me over for speeding and not for a speed related accident that I have caused...say hitting a young chap on a zebra crossing walking his four dogs...for me it's just a wake up call to slow down even if it does hit me hard in the pocket book.ReplyDelete
Sorry Cro, hope you have a better day tomorrow!
I've only ever had one speeding ticket...while driving husband's corvette in Georgia (USA not Russia). The State trooper was hiding in the depths of the median between highways and swung up as I was doing 10 miles over the limit in the centre lane with cars whipping by me in the passing lane! I guess he just wanted to pull over a corvette that day!ReplyDelete
He was polite enough, after writing the ticket, to tell me it was raining just three miles down the road, so it would be a good idea to put the top up!