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Old 17.08.2015, 15:47
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My first car was my least powerful - with just 90ps to play with - and even that was capable of nipping along at a fair speed.


In recent times the Fiat Panda 1.2 - yes - the one with "that" engine was capable of overtaking trucks and caravans without holding up traffic.


The flipside of that is those drivers who drive their wheezy diesel estates onto the tailpipes of something they really shouldn't be picking a fight with
Yeah, the Passat's good for that. Folks don't seem to notice the subtle low bodywork and the 'R36' badge, they just see a VW estate. Can be fun when there's been a lot of heavy traffic for ages and they've been right up my arse, then the road clears

Oddly enough we get much less of this sort of thing when in the TT, even though it's somewhat less powerful and slower.
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I have already written off a few thousand CHF money in my head. I hope the salary linkage does not apply as I do not work in EU and if infact I was over 35 over.
Relax.

You were driving in moving traffic and here it's common to drive slightly above the limit as most drivers are aware of the 5-10% discrepancy between their speedometers and real speed. Then traffic cameras have another 5km/h tolerance.

Your 130-135km/h was most likely closer to 120-125km/h which falls into the 20CHF fine category. Unless of course you missed a 100km/h limit sign and did not brake while all others did.

I tend to drive on cruise control with speed trimmed according to GPS. I was doing 125km/h and got flashed, but never got fined. Perhaps 125.5km/h still does not qualify for a ticket. On another occasion though, I did get fined for doing 1km/h over the allowed speed+tolerance.
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Old 17.08.2015, 17:40
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My first car was my least powerful - with just 90ps to play with - and even that was capable of nipping along at a fair speed.


In recent times the Fiat Panda 1.2 - yes - the one with "that" engine was capable of overtaking trucks and caravans without holding up traffic.


The flipside of that is those drivers who drive their wheezy diesel estates onto the tailpipes of something they really shouldn't be picking a fight with
So your 1st car had just 90ps . I travelled regularly from UK. to the Provence in a friends Citroën 2CV a couple of decades ago - was great, despite having to glue-on the exhaust-pipe with chewing-gum every couple 100 kms or so. I wasn't the driver, but I think us 2 girls got more hoops than beeps in those days:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_2CV


Then travelled a few times to CH (and back) in my 1st car a few year later, a Renault 5:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5


Not sure what the hoops and beeps from truck-drivers on over-taking them at 160kmph were due to. As, said previously, my attitude has mellowed a little (but don't feel any older of course ).

In-between, travelled in an MG open-top across U.K. France and Spain - was fantastic, despite having to knock one of the wheels back-in with a hammer ever once-in-a-while:

Don't think link necessary for most of us?

Ah, those were the days...

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Old 17.08.2015, 17:57
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Does anyone have personal experience with the administrative fee from the rental company. Back in 2010 I was here visiting family (as a tourist) and I got flashed before a tunnel somewhere in Vaud and Europcar just gave the police my then home address in Athens. I got the typical letter there with their IBAN details to pay some 40 or 50 CHF.

Europcar never touched my credit card.
yeah. i got a fee charged to my CC, but didn't notice it until several months later. vendor was 'hertzfines' or something like that.
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Old 17.08.2015, 18:03
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Yeah, the Passat's good for that. Folks don't seem to notice the subtle low bodywork and the 'R36' badge, they just see a VW estate. Can be fun when there's been a lot of heavy traffic for ages and they've been right up my arse, then the road clears

Oddly enough we get much less of this sort of thing when in the TT, even though it's somewhat less powerful and slower.
Thanks for taking my general driving / car pedigree argument onto more masculine ground!!!

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Re: Multiple speed camera and speed limit questions

I had a ticket for 124 initially recorded in a 100.. fine was 60chf.
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Yeah, the Passat's good for that. Folks don't seem to notice the subtle low bodywork and the 'R36' badge, they just see a VW estate. Can be fun when there's been a lot of heavy traffic for ages and they've been right up my arse, then the road clears

Oddly enough we get much less of this sort of thing when in the TT, even though it's somewhat less powerful and slower.

I was bemused when leaving a 50kmh zone by the mid-90s Astra which was hugging my rear bumper hell bent on some sort of overtake when he hit the national zone - it obviously felt it could take on a car with over 300ps per ton.
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Old 18.08.2015, 10:08
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I was bemused when leaving a 50kmh zone by the mid-90s Astra which was hugging my rear bumper hell bent on some sort of overtake when he hit the national zone - it obviously felt it could take on a car with over 300ps per ton.
One of my bikes has over 700ps per ton.

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One of my bikes has over 700ps per ton - without rider. 300ps with rider.

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Re: Multiple speed camera and speed limit questions

Over 450 with me as rider, over 550 with my friend.

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Old 18.08.2015, 10:21
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One of my bikes has over 700ps per ton.

Tom
Ah so this is now a penis measuring contest. Well, one of my bikes has 970ps per ton

I quite probably have fewer bikes than you though...
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Old 18.08.2015, 10:32
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Re: Multiple speed camera and speed limit questions

My daughter's electric RC car has about 0.2PS and weighs about 200g = 1000ps per ton.

So it could beat either bike; but the top speed sucks, and you could always run it over once you catch up.
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So who won the cock measuring contest... ? And I don't mean the one hanging out of your forehead.
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Hi

I have a couple questions regarding speed cameras in Switzerland


1. If one is caught speeding by speed cameras that are closely spaced in the same highway such as the one from Geneva to Lausanne , does the driver get one fine or multiple fines? It sounds wired that they will get multiple fines though really it's just one offence? Multiple


2. Do you always notice a flash or can they click without it ? Both


3. Do the cameras click vehicle from back or front? Both, usually front


4. Is the speed limit on the highway that connects Geneva and laussane 100 or 120? Usually 120, but keep your eyes open!


Any help deeply appreciated
You have asked four questions, and only paid for a couple...
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