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Old 26.05.2008, 17:29
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Multanova is a Uster-based manufacturer of speed cameras. Maybe they're testing their prototypes in the surrounding area.
I have to admit that thought did cross my mind in a moment of desperation. I so hope you are right .
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Old 26.05.2008, 17:34
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As far as I know, this is a TCS facility, but there is a cop shop there somewhere too. Then again it could be a cop facility with the TCS just using it for training courses.
The training facility is owned and operated by the TCS.

The traffic police, a highway maintenance depot and the TCS training facility are all located in the area surrounded by the huge roundabout.
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The training facility is owned and operated by the TCS.

The traffic police, a highway maintenance depot and the TCS training facility are all located in the area surrounded by the huge roundabout.
Sounds like a candidate for a mis-guided terror attack
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Old 26.05.2008, 17:41
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You're done, man. Say goodbye to all your friends before you head to that police station - they won't see you for a looong time......

Seriously, using a second license sounds a bit risky. With your driving habits they will get you again during



erm maybe my girlfriend was driving.......is there seriously any risk of prison?
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erm maybe my girlfriend was driving.......is there seriously any risk of prison?
Depending on speed you'll be given a choice to either pay up or enjoy some state-sponsored R&R at Champ-Dollon. The pay up part will be very expensive.
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Old 26.05.2008, 17:43
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You're done, man. Say goodbye to all your friends before you head to that police station - they won't see you for a looong time......

Seriously, using a second license sounds a bit risky. With your driving habits they will get you again during



erm maybe my girlfriend was driving.......is there seriously any risk of prison?
Unless the speeds were really big, you only risk prison if you lie about who was driving.
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Multanova is a Uster-based manufacturer of speed cameras. Maybe they're testing their prototypes in the surrounding area.
Arrrgghh, the much despised Multanova. Speed cameras in Western Australia are generically known as "Multanovas" or "Multinovas"(sic). No fixed position speed cameras are used in the state, only these mobile contraptions.
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Old 26.05.2008, 17:46
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Re: How do speeding fines work in Switzerland?

were not actually sure who was driving at the time (i blame her though) do they keep pictures to check?
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Good news is English car (no gb on front plate), .

You think those guys never saw British plates on Top Gear?
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were not actually sure who was driving at the time (i blame her though) do they keep pictures to check?
Yeah. Most of them are digital anyhow nowadays. All it takes is a mouseclick.
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Old 26.05.2008, 17:53
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You think those guys never saw British plates on Top Gear?
Of course, but from memory they look like old polish plates without the EU stars...

Wearing your happy hat today Shorrick I see ...
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Wearing your happy hat today Shorrick I see ...
Indeed.....
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Re: How do speeding fines work in Switzerland?

In 2002 I received three fines from traffic photo cameras in the USA. I subsequently purchased a PhotoBlocker PhotoShields for my car and have received no traffic citations in the past 6+ years from a traffic photo camera.

I'm not certain of the legality of these shields but they are unobtrusive and I have never been stopped or questions by any police about my car being equipped with the product.

They are inexpensive (about 40 SFR) and come in sizes for European plate as well as USA/Canada/ Mexico which are all the same size.

Check out their web site for additional information. PhotoBlocker.com
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Old 26.05.2008, 20:44
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Re: How do speeding fines work in Switzerland?

and do not pass go, do not collect $200 and go straight to jail.....
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Old 26.05.2008, 20:57
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Check out their web site for additional information. PhotoBlocker.com
Weren't these proven not to work on Brainiacs and also on Top Gear?
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Old 26.05.2008, 21:49
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Weren't these proven not to work on Brainiacs and also on Top Gear?
Not the same thing, but the Top Gear guys dispelling another speed camera myth.

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Old 26.05.2008, 22:48
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Just an afterthought. Before naming your friends you want to be sure it was your friends driving. Because if it's your melon in the camera picture, expect both barrels.

If you are not sure, ask for a copy of the picture.
Copy of the picture can be expensive in some jurisdictions. Better ask the price before ordering.
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Re: How do speeding fines work in Switzerland?

These cameras are costing me a fortune!!
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Old 27.05.2008, 11:17
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I'm not certain of the legality of these shields but they are unobtrusive and I have never been stopped or questions by any police about my car being equipped with the product.
I've heard you can buy them at the road traffic department. Seriously: I've linked the specs of a common speedcam somewhere in the forum, and they most likely don't use a white flash. To meddle with your license plate is of course verboten.
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Re: How do speeding fines work in Switzerland?

The police in the USA are not as predatory as the Switzerland police appear to be. While I believe that the primary use of cameras for speed enforcement is to raise revenue it is the police officer who enforces the laws. When they see that a citizen has gone to the trouble to try to defeat the system they look at it as the person being inventive and they applude the effort. That I think is the reason that althought I have been stopped by the police since I put the photoshield on my car none have said that I should remove them or cited me for an illegal attachment to my license plate.

Wheather the plastic film works or not is inmaterial. I have seen all the TV programs and read most of the reports in the auto magazines. If I were paranoid I would say the they are publishing those reports and videoing those test runs to discourage people from buying the products. But I can only go on my experience and that is I have not got a photo citation in 6+ years that I have been using the shields. I'm convinced.

The USA license tag is more rectangular than those is Europe and most of us use a metal license plate cover that has a clear plastic film to cover the license plate and protect it from mud, etc. so it is easy to substitute the photoshield for the plastic cover and the plastic film fits neatly inside the cover. I can see where the Euro plate would be more difficult to cover with the film. Although the law in the USA is nothing may obstruct the view of the license plate on autos I have never seen it enforced. And many states here only use a rear plate so those with only one plate will often get out of photo citations as many cameras are overhead and take photos of the driver and front of the car.

So why not use the spray on film? I've never tried it but it is even less conspicious that the shield, it is highly reflective clear spray. On their website they recommend using both the spray and the shield. Maybe that is a marketing ploy.
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