Worth appealing or maybe not ?

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How come?

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Le Démerdeur wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:09 am

The only circumstances in which the French would want your old license is if they insist that you exchange it for a French one so that they can deduct the points on the permis virtuel. ..
But...that's not the only circumstance. To obtain a French licence you either need to take a French driving test or exchange a recognised non French licence for it. The non French licences are then returned to their issuing authority / country.

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Simonflys wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:14 am
How come?
Because pre 1997 UK licences entitle holders to both categories that the French ones don't.

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Ahhh OK - so how did ou get your French licence without surrendering your UK one?

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Who said I have?

The issue I answered was why someone would want a UK licence in France.

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Yeah my apologies. So....does that mean you'd have to be retested in France (to get a French licence) to be able to drive the same vehicle classes your UK licence entitles you to drive?

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My understanding is that it is a test for the 7.5t lorry but just a medical for the trailers - for those with a pre-1997 UK licence - however others who have done it may advise differently.

However I am looking to get C1+E - on my pre-1997 UK licence - which will also require both medical and test.

Also over 7.5 there are tachograph issues that may be deemed to require extra training as part of the licence / test?

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Re: Worth appealing or maybe not ?

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niemeyjt wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:42 am
Simonflys wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:14 am
How come?
Because pre 1997 UK licences entitle holders to both categories that the French ones don't.
But when you exchange your licence for a French licence you retain the categories on your U.K. licence, subject to the correct token medical.

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There isn't a need for a medical for a trailer now afaik. Well, I stopped getting one a few years ago.
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Re: Worth appealing or maybe not ?

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niemeyjt wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:24 pm
I am sure I heard of someone in Ferney, who could have stopped on an Amber but sped up instead, being done as Amber actually means stop if safe to do so.

Or am I misremembering?

EDit: my French colleague confirms above.
Possibly so, but again dashcam evidence could prove otherwise, recording speed and engine noise as it does. :)

Or, of course, confirm the offence, in which case it wouldn't be used in defence. ;)

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