Brit speeders targetted by French Police
'Some British drivers treat our roads like a racetrack' says French Police Chief
IF YOU'RE one of the many throttle-happy Brits that enjoy letting rip on French motorways then your fun might be about to end. In a recent report French officials say eight out of 10 road users caught speeding in the Calais region every summer are British - and half of those are caught at over 100mph.
The problem has become so serious that forces from Kent have teamed up with their French counterparts in order to patrol the A26 motorway south of Calais, with a view to deliberately targetting British speeders.
"Some British drivers treat French roads like a racetrack," said Calais police lieutenant Patrick Vanderstraeten. "They think that as soon as they get abroad, the law doesn't apply to them. The British sometimes refuse to pull over when waved down, and some even try to outrun police cars and get away. It's like a game to them. We have several unmarked patrol cars capable of 170mph, so drivers should be warned they are unlikely to be able to get away from us."