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Old 12.01.2012, 18:36
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Re: French-Swiss border geneva speed camera

Are you driving on a Swiss licence?

In which case there is no points system.
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Just got my fine - quick 4 working days- I was clocked at 63 but they give you benefit of the doubt of 5kph, therefore the speed they record is 58. Fine is 135 euros; but 90 if paid in 15 days. They say there will be removal of point(s) but annoyingly not how many. I've looked it up on internet and this offense means 1 point removed. Not too bad all and all. Can stop panicking now!
Thanks for the news; looking at your location you are living in France? French drivers licence?
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Old 12.01.2012, 19:02
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Re: French-Swiss border geneva speed camera

I was flashed, on Swiss plates, by this one back in November. Not heard anything so far, although annoyingly we did get one from a mobile camera, or possibly just a parked unmarked car, in a village near us in France. 62 in a 50, 90 euros, or 135 if not paid in 46 days.

@Chiron Are you sure it's 15 days for yours? I've got the form in front of me and it states clearly "46 jours suivant le date d'envoi de l'avis..." (or 61 if using a bank card). Odd if it's different on yours, but maybe it's cos you is French and I'm foreign.

In our limited previous experience of French cameras, it's clear that so far not all Departments in France are following up with the Swiss authorities, so I'm hoping that's the case with this Geneva autoroute one.

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Re: French-Swiss border geneva speed camera

Living in France, therefore lose a point. One point out of 12 not too bad. Definitely 90 euros within 15 days. Must be because I live in France.
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Re: French-Swiss border geneva speed camera

I was wondering why I had not received my fine yet. Seems they are rather busy.....450 cars flashed EVERY day.

http://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genevo...story/17227534
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Re: French-Swiss border geneva speed camera

The old 30kmph speed limit on a dead straight dual carraigeway trick eh! A licence to print money. If they were serious about crippling people to a ludicrous speed limit they would go back to the days of a person on foot walking in front of your vehicle with a red flag.
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I got hit by this too. 5 hours driving back from Paris on a Sunday night, 550kms of trouble-free motoring and then flashed just as we were coming home. Probably doing 60km/h. Any received a fine so far?
I was also flashed by this cam back in November 2011 but so far no fine receive yet.
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The old 30kmph speed limit on a dead straight dual carraigeway trick eh! A licence to print money. If they were serious about crippling people to a ludicrous speed limit they would go back to the days of a person on foot walking in front of your vehicle with a red flag.
Actually that cam was set up there because a number of border guards have already been run over by cars thinking a dual dead straight carriageway and a dual dead straight carriageway with a customs checkpoint are exactly one and the same thing.

But don't let facts get in front of the red-flag waving person, they may slow him / her down even more.
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Re: French-Swiss border geneva speed camera

Here is a recent article on precisely this radar.

http://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genevo...story/17227534
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Re: French-Swiss border geneva speed camera

In fact, this radar is the most profitable in the whole of France!

Such a dangerous place ... not.

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Celui-ci flashe en moyenne 462 véhicules par jour. L'amende forfaitaire pour un excès de vitesse inférieur à 50 km/h étant de 135 euros, cela signifie que ce champion de France assure au bas mot un chiffre d'affaire de 22 millions d'euros par an.
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Re: French-Swiss border geneva speed camera

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Actually that cam was set up there because a number of border guards have already been run over by cars thinking a dual dead straight carriageway and a dual dead straight carriageway with a customs checkpoint are exactly one and the same thing.

But don't let facts get in front of the red-flag waving person, they may slow him / her down even more.<<<<

I was wondering if there might indeed be a good apparent reason for this camera's placement. However, it seems to me that raising money by means of speed trap tickets is inappropriate when considered in the light of the border guards' lives lost or injured.

My premise is based on the following: that a speed trap that claims the most victims in the whole of France (alleged elsewhere in this thread), is clearly neither preventing speed nor reducing the risk to life. It is garnering profit for France at the expense of Border guards (not quite sure if these are Swiss or French - it's probably clear from the thread).

As to the difference between a clear dual carriageway and a border post, again clearly the approach is insufficiently managed by means of the traffic management environment - for if it were then a trap would not be installed.

In short, preventing death or injury is preferable to profiting from it.
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