Saint Tropez: Time to follow the sea's highway code
Saint Tropez clamps down on speeding boat drivers
The authorities, who were on guard this week, are stressing the dangers of being irresponsible at sea, particularly boat drivers on the Gulf of Saint Tropez - an area that deserves extra caution due to its topography and high concentration of boats.
Despite the existence of navigation rules, fines are not deterring people, as they continue to fail to spot the dangers. The strip, which is 300 metres long, is also by swimmers, kitesurfers and many other people enjoying sporting and leisure activities on the water.
Therefore, the prefect says checks will be conducted at least once a month using a host of equipment including a helicopter, ensuring that those who are on board respect their watery highway.