Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 30

Thread: The law and riding abroad or should that be tryin not to get nicked in Germany !

  1. #1
    Baby Twin
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Canary Wharf
    Posts
    64

    The law and riding abroad or should that be tryin not to get nicked in Germany !

    I was thinking of riding over in Germany cause my bird is German. But i was thinking what would happen if i got done for speeding. She says that if the pigs stop you you might have to pay a fine on the spot.
    But as a Englander I don't get how that works, what if i don't have the money. Do they lock me up, take the bike?

    I just wanna know what I can get away with. She says that if i get flashed they don't bother trying to send me a ticket to the uk?

    Anyone know the score?

  2. #2
    AMA Pit Boss bad boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    kent
    Posts
    2,981
    Quote Originally Posted by jacko View Post
    I was thinking of riding over in Germany cause my bird is German. But i was thinking what would happen if i got done for speeding. She says that if the pigs stop you you might have to pay a fine on the spot.
    But as a Englander I don't get how that works, what if i don't have the money. Do they lock me up, take the bike?

    I just wanna know what I can get away with. She says that if i get flashed they don't bother trying to send me a ticket to the uk?

    Anyone know the score?
    Fella,went to germany for the gp,shit weather,shit roads,just take it easy & keep off the main highways,stick to twistys(if you can find them)..

  3. #3
    pointer rsv
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by jacko View Post
    I was thinking of riding over in Germany cause my bird is German. But i was thinking what would happen if i got done for speeding. She says that if the pigs stop you you might have to pay a fine on the spot.
    But as a Englander I don't get how that works, what if i don't have the money. Do they lock me up, take the bike?

    I just wanna know what I can get away with. She says that if i get flashed they don't bother trying to send me a ticket to the uk?

    Anyone know the score?
    sounds right to me i know that in holland they pull you make you leave the bike at the side of motorway and take you to the cop shop .just don't get caught doing any thing stupid and make sure you have all your documents on you

  4. #4
    spoonz
    Guest
    In France the gendarmes frequent the toll booths and time you between them for your speed. I would imagine Germany is much the same

    You get a fine and they drive you to a cash point if you can't pay.

    The Garda in Spain always tell us they are not interested in what you do as long as you stay off the tourist routes.

  5. #5
    Gasboy
    Guest
    Your fooked then u can only ride fast in a straight line !! lol

  6. #6
    Baby Twin
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Canary Wharf
    Posts
    64
    GASBOY: Riding Experience: off road 20yrs road 2yrs

    lol, the only off road experience you had was on a a Raleigh Grifter jumpin off the curb. So don't give me shit about going fast in a straight line. LOL

  7. #7
    Gasboy
    Guest
    Right thats it i am telling mum !!

  8. #8
    Baby Twin
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Canary Wharf
    Posts
    64
    Quote Originally Posted by Gasboy View Post
    Right thats it i am telling mum !!

    "Squealer"...

  9. #9
    Gasboy
    Guest
    U r for it when the lights go out !

  10. #10
    Baby Twin stinky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    courchevel, france
    Posts
    25
    Quote Originally Posted by spoonz View Post
    In France the gendarmes frequent the toll booths and time you between them for your speed. I would imagine Germany is much the same

    You get a fine and they drive you to a cash point if you can't pay.

    The Garda in Spain always tell us they are not interested in what you do as long as you stay off the tourist routes.
    Sorry Spoonz I think that is a complete myth - there is no provision in French law for "average speed" fines - the people you see nicked at toll booths are for other reasons - no insurance logo showing or seat belt or....they nick people for speeding up to the toll booths........limit always goes from 130kph to 110 to 90 to 70.....most people bowl up at 130 (or more, naughty naughty) and don't slow quick enough

  11. #11
    Baby Twin stinky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    courchevel, france
    Posts
    25
    @ Jacko,

    Sorry, forgot to say in my previous post, don't know about germany but as plod seems to be more and more alike in every country........here in france if they stop you and you don't have the cash on you they will escort you to the nearest cashpoint and protect you from passing hoodlums while you draw out the cash to pay them.........they are SOOOOOOOO nice!!

    Back on the french tollbooth thing - I have even seen the nice little frogs en bleu on the roof of a toll booth with laser binoculars (apparently effective up to 400 metres)
    Last edited by stinky; August 26th, 2008 at 03:55 PM.

  12. #12
    GP Champ AusRSV's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Northern Territory AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    1,781
    Quote Originally Posted by stinky View Post

    Back on the french tollbooth thing - I have even seen the nice little frogs en bleu on the roof of a toll booth with laser binoculars (apparently effective up to 400 metres)
    Crikey they're keen..effective? what do they do? burn yer eyes out
    Lucky its just binoculars they have and not a sighted bolt action rifle.

  13. #13
    Retired Posh Johnny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Nantwich
    Posts
    809
    I did a week in ze fazerland in June, loved it, top twisties, loads of switchbacks, weather was 30 degrees plus all week (less 2 halestorms) and did not see any plod all week

  14. #14
    One Liter Duc Eater sergi75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    SW LONDON
    Posts
    616
    Quote Originally Posted by jacko View Post
    I was thinking of riding over in Germany cause my bird is German. But i was thinking what would happen if i got done for speeding. She says that if the pigs stop you you might have to pay a fine on the spot.
    But as a Englander I don't get how that works, what if i don't have the money. Do they lock me up, take the bike?

    I just wanna know what I can get away with. She says that if i get flashed they don't bother trying to send me a ticket to the uk?

    Anyone know the score?
    Yes, if you are caught doing something against the traffic regulation outside of the UK and you are caught by the police, you will have to pay on the spot. It doesn't matter the country, you will have to pay if you do it in Germany, France or Spain. You only have to pay on the sport because you are a foreigner and otherwise it would be impossible for the administration to make you pay once you're back in your country. On the other hand, if a Gatso gets you speeding, I don't think you will get the fine send to your UK address.

  15. #15
    Baby Twin stinky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    courchevel, france
    Posts
    25
    correct sergi75..........not yet anyway..........the bas*ards are talking about unifying the various sytems so that we won't be able to get away with anything anywhere, but getting all the national speeding databases to talk to each other will hopefully take them a long time

  16. #16
    pointer rsv
    Guest
    i have been told if correct or not but the the police in europe have already started to talk to one another about the lads who go over the boarder speeding then go back and that info came from relatives in holand if its true or not

  17. #17
    Superbike Twin frecheness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Posts
    143
    Jacko, I am stationed here in Germany for over a year, with 2 speeding tickets and one indecent exposure ticket. all they do is flash you, you would have to be pissy drunk :p in order to get pulled over, hell the cops speed past me at times and i look down and see that i was speeding....

    all they do really is flash you, i have never seen anyone pulled over here, why..they dont even have shoulder to pull you over on.

  18. #18
    danf1234
    Guest
    Don't worry about getting flashed by a Gatso either. The evil little bastards got me outside Calias and I never heard doodly.

  19. #19
    Baby Twin
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Canary Wharf
    Posts
    64
    Cheers for all the advice! So it looks like if i get flashed by a cam i should be ok. If the pigs get me I am fucked ! Sorted

  20. #20
    danf1234
    Guest
    Thats about the jist of it

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Discussions

  1. Rossi wants no more mistakes in Germany
    By Motorcycle News in forum Motorcycle Talk
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 9th, 2008, 07:30 AM
  2. tryin to upload pics
    By supertedlover in forum Aprilia RSVR
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 28th, 2008, 05:56 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •