Car magazine Autoplus has tipped off motorists on the most likely places they are likely to be caught speeding by putting together a list of the 100 busiest speed cameras and radars in France.

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Where is the most active speed camera in France?

Car magazine Autoplus has tipped off motorists on the most likely places they are likely to be caught speeding by putting together a list of the 100 busiest speed cameras and radars in France.

Where is the most active speed camera in France?
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The speed camera most likely to flash at motorists is on the A41 motorway between the south-eastern town of Annecy and the Swiss city of Geneva. 

The exact point is close to Saint-Julien-en Genevois, which is next to the Swiss border. The speed camera there reportedly flashes 462 times a day on average.

The second most active camera is in the Paris suburbs, between the south-west Puteaux and Issy-les-Moulineaux on the RD1 (route départementale), which follows the path of the river Seine.

The third busiest camera is on the A7 motorway between the southern cities of Lyon and Marseille.

The magazine also finds the most idle speed camera in the country, which sits between Saint-Aulaire and Varetz in the central Limousin region.

The magazine also warns its readers about cameras situated close to traffic lights, which are far more likely to catch offenders than others.

Of those, nine of the ten most active are in Paris, with the busiest in the centre of the city at the junction of Quai de Gesvres and the rue Saint Martin.

Read more on the magazine’s website.

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French national park bans alcohol over the summer months

A French national park has banned alcohol over the summer months after a spate of accidents.

French national park bans alcohol over the summer months
The gorges of the Ardèche are known as the 'French grand canyon' Photo: AFP

The gorges of the Ardèche region – a national park in southern France very popular with hikers, campers and canoeists – has banned alcohol from the campsites and the river until September 30th.

“Hikers and boaters are prohibited from keeping alcoholic beverages for consumption in the bivouacs of Gaud and Gournier [the only areas where camping in the gorges is permitted] and on the river domain,” said the order issued by the Préfect of the Ardèche.


The area is very popular for canoeing. Photo: AFP

The temporary order began on May 1st and runs until September 30th.

The ban is intended to “put an end to the many accidents caused by drunkenness”, the préfecture told FranceInfo, which also specifies that regular checks will be carried out and that non-compliance with this order will be subject to sanctions.

Over previous summer seasons fighting, dangerous behaviour and drunken accidents have become a problem for police and park warders in the area.

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