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

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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.

A swtich and re­lay will solve your is­sues Auto-blip­pers are great news when you are brak­ing hard into a cor­ner The bridge is a won­der but the clear roads nearby are bet­ter still

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