One in four speeding fines in France are issued to foreign drivers. In the holiday season this rises to 1 in 2. The Europeans are steadily advancing in their ability to add points on EU licences and to enforce the fines cross-border. They announced today that the Spanish and French will pursue their nationals for payment of fines incurred in the other country. Spaniards caught speeding in France exceed the French in Spain by 5 to 1.
If you are caught in France and have a non EU licence thern you may be escorted to an ATM to pay the fine or continue the discussion in the police station. In Spain you may find yourself in jail overnight, so the folklore goes.