“It was one of the first times he drove around in his Porsche Carrera.
He told us he wanted to see how she accelerated on the descent.
And we were posted… right after.
This gendarme from the Nemours motorway platoon retained the reaction of the 50-year-old senior executive residing in Essonne and intercepted at the wheel of this racing car controlled at 171 km / h on the D 225 limited to 90 km / h in Lorrez-le- Bocage, last Saturday at 3 p.m.
“He had just dropped off his child at a sports activity and was going home.
He was in tears.
His driver's license was administratively suspended for six months, pending his summons to court, and his car was impounded at his expense.
Either an estimated cost between 150 and 200 euros because it is more expensive on weekends.
Last weekend, the gendarmes noted other major speeding violations, such as in Aulnoy on Saturday at 9 a.m., when the Coulommiers motorized brigade checked a 26-year-old motorist driving at 139 km / h on the D 402 limited at 80 km/h.
The day before, Friday, around 9:45 a.m. in Doue, they intercepted a Peugeot 3008 whose driver was traveling at 148 km / h on the D 19 limited to 80 km / h.
In addition, he had more than 0.80 g of alcohol per liter of blood.
233 offenses and 25 license suspensions in three days
Between January 27 and 29, the gendarmes of the Departmental Road Safety Squadron (EDSR) noted 233 traffic police offenses which generated 25 license suspensions.
The military deplored 12 speeding of 40 to 50 km / h and five over 50 km / h, but also 55 driving with a mobile phone in hand, 13 failure to wear seat belts, 8 driving without a license and 8 BACs.
Aulnoy, January 28, 2023. The Motorized Gendarmerie Brigade of Coulommiers checked a motorist who was driving at 139 km / hour instead of 80. His car was impounded.
"The worrying thing is also twelve driving under the influence of narcotics and 21 criminal lump sum fines for people who consumed narcotics in the car, apart from the driver", deplores Captain Dufour, second in command of the EDSR.
And to remember that these products “reduce the field of vision, slow down the reflexes, can for some give a feeling of superiority and overestimation of its capacities.
They annihilate the danger sensors”.
The icing on the cake: in the event of an accident, the insurance company will always refuse to compensate a driver under the influence of narcotics.
In view of the provisional toll of 4 killed on the roads of Seine-et-Marne in the gendarmerie zone in January 2023 (compared to just one in January 2022), Captain Dufour warns: "Our objective is zero deaths in February and the months that follow !
To put an end to this negative spiral, we have increased our staff and our actions at staggered times, early in the morning and late in the evening.
We are on all the roads of the department, including secondary roads.
So take note of motorists: keep your eyes peeled because the 115 EDSR gendarmes are watching over you!