Police installed first traffic camera at a sign south of Paris, and are now chasing 517 drivers who ignored it in just one day
Drivers deemed to have been in contravention of the code will face a €135 fine and have four penalty points removed from their driving licence
(in France points are taken away from 12, not given). Between 20 and 30 people a day are currently being fined in Yerres.
Parisians and other French city dwellers know how difficult it is to persuade motorists to stop, even at red traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.
Unlike in Britain, where drivers are obliged to stop if someone is waiting at a zebra crossing, the Code de la Route states vehicles must halt only if a pedestrian has stepped on to the crossing. In reality, most carry on driving.