New rules changes for drivers in France

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The June 10 decree (n° 2024-528) includes flat-rate fines for:​


  • Screen use: fines can be applied if the screen is “not intended to help the driver” while driving. This includes smartphones and tablets. This category 5 infraction can result in a €1,500 fine, rising to €3,000.
  • Speed trap detectors: fines can be applied for having one in the vehicle - even if the detector is not in use. This category 5 infraction can result in a €1,500 fine, rising to €3,000.
  • Mopeds, quad and trikes: flat-rate fines for the use of a non-roadworthy vehicles. This category 5 infraction can result in a €1,500 fine, rising to €3,000.
 

The June 10 decree (n° 2024-528) includes flat-rate fines for:​



  • Mopeds, quad and trikes: flat-rate fines for the use of a non-roadworthy vehicles. This category 5 infraction can result in a €1,500 fine, rising to €3,000.
Many people in the cities are not affected by this decree.
Most of the time, to arrest them, it involves hit-and-runs and if there are problems, the police end up in prison.
 
As far as I am aware, the speed trap detectors on Satnavs have always needed to be disabled when in France.
 
As far as I am aware, the speed trap detectors on Satnavs have always needed to be disabled when in France.
Well... if you call it something else (Danger Zone) some companies seem to be able to get around those kinds of rules ;)
 
Well... if you call it something else (Danger Zone) some companies seem to be able to get around those kinds of rules ;)
Thanks canderson, I had forgotten about that "Play on Words"
I will be in France next month, so I will have to remember to disable the warnings.
 
As I live in France I can say that do not worry about your TomTom devices as they are compliant with French law as the do not actually point to where a speed camera is, but just suggest that there may or may not be a camera or some other hazard within an area at a variable distance from where you are notified that you are entering a "Danger zone". So there is no need to disable the the warning,
 
As I live in France I can say that do not worry about your TomTom devices as they are compliant with French law as the do not actually point to where a speed camera is, but just suggest that there may or may not be a camera or some other hazard within an area at a variable distance from where you are notified that you are entering a "Danger zone". So there is no need to disable the the warning,
Thanks Niall, I didn't know that. I am a little bit wary after twice driving into Bus Lanes by mistake in Antibes last year.:confused:
 
Driving into France Speed Cameras switches automatically to Danger Zones. Driving into Germany you get a legal warning. Driving into Switzerland there simply is no speed camera data base.
 
Driving into France Speed Cameras switches automatically to Danger Zones. Driving into Germany you get a legal warning. Driving into Switzerland there simply is no speed camera data base.
Thanks for the info Juergen, hopefully I wont go too fast pass the cameras. Lol
 

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