This Sunday, October 11, the Bayonne motorway peloton noted three major speeding violations during a check carried out between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the A63, near Anglet, on a portion limited to 110 km: h.
A driver from Pau driving an Audi was flashed at 188 km / h, a Romanian at 184 km / h in an Opel, and a Landais at the same speed, driving a BMW.
Three immediate detentions of the driving license were taken. The Romanian driver had to pay a deposit in the amount of 750 €. The 3 vehicles were immediately impounded.
Four other speedings of less than 40 km / h were also noted with measurements at 167, 161 and twice 160 km / h. Three drivers live in France and one in Spain. The four licenses were immediately withheld from the driver’s license.
Six speeding violations were also noted between 151 and 155 km / h.
A weekend of excess
That same Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this same unit increased speed control towards heavy goods vehicles. On the A63, in a dangerous area near Biriatou (64), where the speed is limited to 50 km / h for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, 7 heavy goods vehicles were fined for speeding, including 6 between 30 and 40 km / h and 1 between 20 and 30 km / h.
Already on Friday, two vehicles had been checked at speeds of 193 and 185 km / h for a limitation of 130 km / h, still on the A63.
Captain Frédéric Hardouin, commander of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques departmental road safety squadron in Pau “once again noted the unconsciousness of some drivers taking risks for all users and themselves. Even in the absence of accident, the consequences for these drivers are serious, namely for the greatest excesses an immediate withdrawal of the driving license followed by a suspension decided by the prefect of the department. To this is added a loss of 4 or 6 points on the driving license depending on the excess, the possibility of impounding the vehicle and finally criminal proceedings. For the greatest excess, the vehicle may be subject to confiscation during the judgment “.