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Posted by Richard Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sympathy for drivers who get caught by those roadside yellow cash machines is not exactly universal, not even on this blog.

But the contrast between the treatment drivers who try to evade penalty points here, and drivers in France is quite interesting.

The one gets a prison sentence while, in France the offender risks only a €1,500 fine – and a very small risk it is. There are very rarely any prosecutions.

Foreign drivers fare even better. They may get fined, but they do not suffer any deduction of points (or addition, depending on the system). You can see why the "colleagues" want a European solution to this.

At least our cameras are painted yellow, though - unlike the French cash machines (pictured).

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