Originally Posted by -Tom-
yes it is. There is an anomaly between British and European law (I challenged it in the British High Court!) that allows Brits to be fined across Europe from fixed cameras but doesn't allow it the other way. The French (subject of this thread) have 1 year to get the fine out to the UK. There has recently a large drop of fines arriving in the UK 9 months after the offence.
What the French haven't got quite right yet is that a lot of the cameras are still forward facing so the number plate can't be seen (the flash is considerably brighter than in the UK ….. don't ask me how I know!)
That said, for Brits, riding in France is still a wonderful experience, I try to get over there at least twice a year on my bike.