I have received a 'Violation Notice' in the post this morning for a speeding offence recorded September 2018 by a fixed speed camera whilst on holiday in Brittany.
The authorized speed limit allowed was apparently 70km/hr and I was recorded at 76km/hr, meaning after the 'allowance' of 5km/hr, my offence is for doing 71 in a 70 limited area.
The time taken to issue is presumably down to the time taken to get my details from DVLA.
Having looked at my speedometer in the car (a Citroen C3) it's nigh impossible to read the scale with that sort of accuracy - I feel a bit hard done by, as I'm certainly no boy racer!
Trip adviser has several cases of people caught out by signage not being correct when limits changed last year, but I can't think how i could look into that possibility at this stage.
Suppose I'll have to stump up the fine (45 euros if I pay promptly)
Obviously I shall be super careful on my next visit to France in May - I post this as a warning to others as to the very fine tolerances the French authorities work to, 😕