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Post by msdmjb » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:39 am

Ahem I have had quite a few low points value 'bonus points' and only ever pay my fine online with my UK credit card.
All times caught in French registered vehicles and never seen anything suggesting I needed to exchange my licence.



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Post by wizzard » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:46 am

I got done for overtaking on a solid white line a few years ago. The cop said it was 4 points so I had to get my french licence. We debated the points so he checked an found it was 3 points, so didnt have to swap.
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Post by Jamstealer » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 pm

They never bothered with anything less than 3 points.

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Post by coeurdelion » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:57 pm

I heard through the grapevine or maybe it was a urban myth that if you had a UK licence and received points and just paid the fine that when you got a French licence you got the points,would have found out if they hadn't suspended the exchange as I got a speeding fine €90 about 12 yrs ago,had french plates,French address ,UK licence,my mate said just pay the fine which I did and heard nothing since.
Like I say I am probably wrong but when this brexit lark is over and I get the licence exchange I will let you know.coeurdelion

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Post by Jamstealer » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:18 pm

Urban myth.
Simple as that.
Anyway, in the case of your fine 12 years ago, the points would have expired 9 years ago, anyway.

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Post by Andrew » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:01 pm

It didn't happen to me. I had a couple of low points fines before swapping my UK licence for a French one (this was a few years back now) I paid the fines but there was no mention of it when I swapped licences. It's probably only about the money anyway, certainly at that end of the scale, so long as you pay up it's end of story.

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Post by coeurdelion » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:45 am

Thanks for the replies jamstealer and Andrew,urban myths are wonderful,it always starts my mate said or a friend of mine !!!!!,I did hear a while ago that a fat bearded bloke dressed in red came down your chimney and left you gifts around December time,he still visits my children and granddaughter but is definitely a urban myth in my house !!!!!!!coeurdelion icon_boohoo

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