What’s the big deal with the Millau Viaduct in France?
Will French points scupper my UK licence? Q Answered by Simon Weir, RIDE travel expert cut into the earth by the region’s rivers that are followed by some astonishingly rewarding roads. It’s a landscape you might not expect in the centre of France: bluffs
I got stopped for speeding in France at the beginning of June and received a €90 on-the-spot fine from the police. I found the speeding ticket in my wallet the other day, and on closer inspection it appears I also got three points for the offence. Does possession of a plastic European-style licence mean those points are going to count against my licence in the UK? This was before anything happened with the referendum. Frank Rose, Preston
Answered by David Whitbread, DVLA There was an accord agreed between European Union member states in 1998 to make “serious driving offences and penalties” effective across the EU by 2003.
But the complexities involved in getting 28 member states to agree on the definition of a ‘serious offence’, harmonising traffic regulation in different member states and then sorting out trans-national access to each country’s national driver database means it has never made it on to the statute book and changes like that are never retrospective, so you can relax.