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Re: How long does a speeding ticket take to arrive in Switzerland?

Well actually in the end although my speedo said 70 kph ish, the reading on my letter was 66. Taking off 5 for their "deduction", came to 61 and a nice little 250.- CHF. Was actually relatively pleased with that which is odd
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Re: How long does a speeding ticket take to arrive in Switzerland?

same happened to me. was on a highway intersection and the speed limits were changing and my fault was to keep the higher limit of 110kph (i think) when it flashed and suddenly went down to 80 and then back up to 120 all within 800 meters. i could say its unfair, but its my fault, should've known better.

anyway, not sure if the camera flashed at my car or the one behind us, we were both going the same speed. still waiting for the ticket to come.

just wondering because: it was a rental, from France, and i live in London. was driving on an international license and don't have a UK license. does the same rules still apply as here? How do speeding fines work in Switzerland?
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Re: How long does a speeding ticket take to arrive in Switzerland?

the swiss will contact the rental company, they pass your details on. rental company will charge you a nice fee for "admin"

swiss may or may not send you a fine - not enforceable in the UK BTW. BUT if you come over here a lot then you need to decide if you pay it or not.
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Re: How long does a speeding ticket take to arrive in Switzerland?

OK, this topic has been dead for a long time but here is a new "wrench". We rented a car in Italy and drove in to Switzerland in April of 2012. Today, 6 April 2015, we received a speeding ticket. Are they serious? Three years later? They don't send the pictures so there is no way to check that it is actually us either. It there a statute of limitations in Switzerland on traffic tickets? How long could these just show up on our doorstep? Any thoughts on how or where we can check?
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Re: How long does a speeding ticket take to arrive in Switzerland?

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...---> 3 years (Art. 109 StGB)

Here is the offical "price list" in french 10-15km/h to fast will cost you CHF 250.-, +16km/h will go to court. Up to 20km/h will get you a fine + a warning. If you had a warning in the previous two years your license will get suspended for 1 Month. See the Berne Police site and here, and here if you had +20 km/h.
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OK, this topic has been dead for a long time but here is a new "wrench". We rented a car in Italy and drove in to Switzerland in April of 2012. Today, 6 April 2015, we received a speeding ticket. Are they serious? Three years later? They don't send the pictures so there is no way to check that it is actually us either. It there a statute of limitations in Switzerland on traffic tickets? How long could these just show up on our doorstep? Any thoughts on how or where we can check?
My thoughts are that if you read the thread again you might find your answer.

Read the police letter again and you will see who sent it to you and therefore where to complain.

Generally we all advise to save the expected extra costs, just pay up and remember to be careful next time.
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