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90kph Speed Limit or is it still 80?

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I see the French government have voted a potential return of the 80kph limit to 90kph. https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/France-votes-on-a-potential-return-to-90-kph-from-80-kph-speed-limit-on-some-roads

What's the current situation?  We're off to the Vendée next week and don't want to get caught out. 

We were there last year just after the change to 80 and it seemed most locals ignored it, or weren't aware, as the speed limit signs hadn't been changed.

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13 minutes ago, PSUPete said:

I see the French government have voted a potential return of the 80kph limit to 90kph. https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/France-votes-on-a-potential-return-to-90-kph-from-80-kph-speed-limit-on-some-roads

What's the current situation?  We're off to the Vendée next week and don't want to get caught out. 

We were there last year just after the change to 80 and it seemed most locals ignored it, or weren't aware, as the speed limit signs hadn't been changed.

Still 80..the French Govt are in the process of devolving the limits to the Department Perfects so that will cause more mayhem..The locals, depending on which area you are in, still regard limits as advisory, especially on the back roads..  

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I read in the paper last week that the number of penalty notices issued by French police to UK drivers doubled last month (to 100,000 I think it was). The reason appears to be that the French think they may lose access to the DVLA owner details database in the event of a hard Brexit.

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The original changes took about 12 months to put in place following President Macron's election and the announcement. I can't see anything changing before the start of next year realistically given the time it will take to propose, consult, debate and confirm which roads, or sections of, need to be reinstated to 90. The other question is whether the authorities kept the original  'national limits apply' signs and can simply replace them or if they need to order new ones indicating 90. Ed. 

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But the key question is whether the French authorities will continue to crack down on UK minor offenders while they still have a chance of swelling the French exchequer. A no brainer maybe!

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