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Old 08-10-2013, 06:46 AM
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safety vest needed in France, speeding maybe ok in Denmark

http://BBC.co.UK/news/world-europe-23619783

Article mentions that a reflective vest must be carried in France. Also, the police can require that foreigners pay fines in cash on the spot but will be driven to a cash machine if needed. A hearing with he judge and impounding the car is possible if you don't withdraw cash or pay.

The article also says that Denmark, UK, and Ireland don't exchange license plate information with other EU countries so they can't get your name to send you a bill.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:51 AM
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Ha, ha, speeding isn't ok. In this world of zero tolerance, I don't want to advocate breaking a law! Meant to say that a speeding ticket might not be sent to you if done in Denmark.

Come to think of it, few ED trip reports mention Denmark even though some people put a lot of miles on their car in Europe.
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Also remember to always carry a disposable alcohol brethalizer with you. Starting in 2013 the police in France can randomly stop you and request that you blow into YOUR brethalizer. Failing to have one on you or, comply with said request will result in a ticket. Not sure the cost or, points if any however, it is required.

You can pick these up at most gas stations for around 2-3.
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Also remember to always carry a disposable alcohol brethalizer with you. Starting in 2013 the police in France can randomly stop you and request that you blow into YOUR brethalizer. Failing to have one on you or, comply with said request will result in a ticket. Not sure the cost or, points if any however, it is required.

You can pick these up at most gas stations for around 2-3.
The law requiring drivers to carry these has been delayed for the foreseeable future:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...e-dropped.html
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safety vest needed in France, speeding maybe ok in Denmark

Although this article recommends them anyways, I don't see the point of having them if not enforced.


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Originally, I wanted to head to the south of France but now
- makes me want to not travel into France for my ED trip next year...
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I went from Munich to Strasbourg to Paris to Mulhouse probably about around 800-1000 miles in France. No problems at all, never saw any type of LE. I found the roads to be at least as good as if not better than Germany.
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Re: safety vest needed in France, speeding maybe ok in Denmark

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I went from Munich to Strasbourg to Paris to Mulhouse probably about around 800-1000 miles in France. No problems at all, never saw any type of LE. I found the roads to be at least as good as if not better than Germany.
That's interesting, I did a similar route and all I can say is I now hate driving in france.

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That's interesting, I did a similar route and all I can say is I now hate driving in france.

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http://BBC.co.UK/news/world-europe-23619783

Article mentions that a reflective vest must be carried in France. Also, the police can require that foreigners pay fines in cash on the spot but will be driven to a cash machine if needed. A hearing with he judge and impounding the car is possible if you don't withdraw cash or pay.

The article also says that Denmark, UK, and Ireland don't exchange license plate information with other EU countries so they can't get your name to send you a bill.
They may not share the information with other European countries. However, odds are they will contact BMW and you'll hear from someone to pay up.

The issue here is Brits weren't paying up. My experience with British drivers is they are fast and good. The only group than can easily keep up when the roads start to twist. The French on the other hand have successfully traded highway carnage due to alcohol and speeding to sanity. It took a while with alcohol tests and hefty fines but they have no intention of going back to it.
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safety vest needed in France, speeding maybe ok in Denmark

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Come to think of it, few ED trip reports mention Denmark even though some people put a lot of miles on their car in Europe.
In 2011 we went to Denmark, Sweden and Norway during our ED trip. IIRC the limit on the freeways was 100 or 110 km/h, we paced the trip so we had time to take in the sights and relax, driving isn't the only goal of a vacation


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