That’s it. I’m now in the system for good. When the cops type my name into their central database – bang – back it will come. Hulley, Barth; one speeding ticket, 3rd August 2008, travelling at 11km over the speed limit on the northbound A35 at Geispolsheim in a rented Fiat Bravo.

Speed cameras eh – doncha love em? 11km for goodness sake.

I have sent off my cheque and now await the judiciary’s decision as to how many points they will opt to put on my license. Though luckily it should be zero – as I still have my UK permit!