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Speeding: the gendarmes must also respect the law!

Contrary to what we sometimes think, gendarmes are also subject to the Highway Code and can be punished for speeding!

Anyone can get caught for speeding, even if you’re an excellent driver and are always observant and respectful of the speed limit. No one is safe, not even law enforcement, who also have to follow the rules, contrary to what many think. Indeed, the police and gendarmes, like all citizens can also get flashed and receive a ticket. Except in certain emergency cases, provided that the revolving lights and the siren are on, and above all that there is a very good reason for doing so. Which was not the case in the story we are telling you today…

Multiple Offenses

This takes place in Île-et-Vilaine. A gendarme, whose identity has not been revealed, recently had his driving license canceled by the prefecture. A decision recently confirmed by the Administrative Court of Rennes. But how is this done? Well, the peacekeeper in question would have been flashed without his knowledge by a radar located in the town of Luitré-Dompierre, on the departmental road that connects Vitré to Fougères. But it is not the only reason. Indeed, several speeding tickets had already been recorded by this turret radar, and the gendarme then discovered that his balance of points was zero.

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A confirmed decision

Yet theinvalidation of his license would never have been notified to him as he certifies himself. Defending himself without a lawyer, the accused then claimed not to know that a speed camera was present at that location and challenged the cancellation procedure, of which he had never been informed. This was not enough to convince the judge, who therefore confirmed the sentence. A decision strongly criticized by the principal concerned, who affirms that ” the decision (…) is seriously and immediately detrimental to my personal and professional situation: I am a police officer and I absolutely need my driving license. »

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