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Switzerland cracks down hard on speeders

From January 1st 2013, a 200 km/h speeding offense on a freeway will put you in jail for a minimum of 1 year, up to a maximum of 4 years. Switzerland is already among the top 4 OECD countries in terms of road safety.

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Fair enough really.
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Fair enough really.
Just go to Germany, its legal in many places, really no big deal fir petrol heads!
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From January 1st 2013, a 200 km/h speeding offense on a freeway will put you in jail for a minimum of 1 year, up to a maximum of 4 years. Switzerland is already among the top 4 OECD countries in terms of road safety.
Considering the highest speed in Switzerland is 120km, then it is fair enough.
Switzerland spends much money on good roads, bridges and tunnels, for that have great admiration.

Slightly off topic, one tunnel was pointed out to me, as being built so the local area would not suffer polution from road traffic
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Old 15.11.2012, 17:58
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Re: Switzerland cracks down hard on speeders

But is there enough room in the jails??
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Old 15.11.2012, 18:03
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From January 1st 2013, a 200 km/h speeding offense on a freeway will put you in jail for a minimum of 1 year, up to a maximum of 4 years. Switzerland is already among the top 4 OECD countries in terms of road safety.
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How does it work here?

Do one have to pay for being behind bars?
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Re: Switzerland cracks down hard on speeders

Will putting the culprit in jail serve the community? It might frighten a few, but we all have to pay for keeping them in jail.

I would think a sensible fine, perhaps take away all the extra pay over the minimum living amount, for one year, might be better for us and the culprit couldn't afford a car anyway. So no need to send him to jail.

I do think our politicians over react on the speeding issue.
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Will putting the culprit in jail serve the community? It might frighten a few, but we all have to pay for keeping them in jail.

I would think a sensible fine, perhaps take away all the extra pay over the minimum living amount, for one year, might be better for us and the culprit couldn't afford a car anyway. So no need to send him to jail.

I do think our politicians over react on the speeding issue.
I was reading somewhere recently (don't remember where) a report about a Nigerian policeman who was here on some sort of exchange visit.
His impression was that it was a great place for Nigerian criminals to emigrate to.
He said if you sell drugs & are arrested then you are soon back on the streets & back to work. Also if you do get a jail sentence then the jails are comfortable & well equipped - usually better than the homes the Nigerian criminals come from.

Nuts to put speeders in jail and go lightly on real criminals.....
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I find glass etching compund greatly increases my speed....
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I was reading somewhere recently (don't remember where) a report about a Nigerian policeman who was here on some sort of exchange visit.
His impression was that it was a great place for Nigerian criminals to emigrate to.
He said if you sell drugs & are arrested then you are soon back on the streets & back to work. Also if you do get a jail sentence then the jails are comfortable & well equipped - usually better than the homes the Nigerian criminals come from.

Nuts to put speeders in jail and go lightly on real criminals.....
Are they handing out B permits to Nigerians now? well ill be darned .
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Re: Switzerland cracks down hard on speeders

A year in the "big house" for speeding. The world has gone mad. Do-gooders confuse "speed" with reckless and dangerous driving. By all means crucify genuine idiots but 200kph, in the right conveyance, at the right time, in the right place is no big deal. Common sense really.
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From January 1st 2013, a 200 km/h speeding offense on a freeway will put you in jail for a minimum of 1 year, up to a maximum of 4 years. Switzerland is already among the top 4 OECD countries in terms of road safety.
Can you quote the source ?
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Old 15.11.2012, 19:19
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A year in the "big house" for speeding. The world has gone mad. Do-gooders confuse "speed" with reckless and dangerous driving. By all means crucify genuine idiots but 200kph, in the right conveyance, at the right time, in the right place is no big deal. Common sense really.
The "right place" being the German Autobahn, not the Swiss one.
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A year in the "big house" for speeding. The world has gone mad. Do-gooders confuse "speed" with reckless and dangerous driving. By all means crucify genuine idiots but 200kph, in the right conveyance, at the right time, in the right place is no big deal. Common sense really.
As my father (a qualified advanced driver) always told me, you could be doing 150mph on a good road with a good car and all will be fine as long as everybody else is in a good car and doing 150mph. The problem comes when the road is not so good, the car is not so good, and not everybody is doing 150mph

It's not speed that kills, it's the difference in speed that kills.
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Can you quote the source ?
Sure, 2010 IRTAD report.
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Okay, but where does it state in that linkthat: "as of January 1, 2013 you may be thrown in jail for speeding?" I just asked my husband if he's heard anything about this and said some want to start an "initiative" but that the state is more interested in higher fines for speeding. I agree with the other posters. It doesn't make much sense to throw them in jail and then we the taxpayers have to pay for them
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Re: Switzerland cracks down hard on speeders

First they should make more prisons-but they don't have enough space for that-worse conditions - not like a hotel, where the prisoners can chose their own sport activity... - then fill it up with drug dealers. After all I'm pretty much sure that there's not going to be any place left for the speeders.
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Okay, but where does it state in that linkthat: "as of January 1, 2013 you may be thrown in jail for speeding?" I just asked my husband if he's heard anything about this and said some want to start an "initiative" but that the state is more interested in higher fines for speeding. I agree with the other posters. It doesn't make much sense to throw them in jail and then we the taxpayers have to pay for them
I am sorry, I misunderstood, I thought you were talking about the OECD stats.
You can find official confirmation of the enactment on the Swiss Confederation site.

The initiative was withdrawn since the law was modified in a way that meets their goals and the referendum deadline has elapsed.

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The initiative was withdrawn since the law was modified in a way that meets their goals and the referendum deadline has elapsed.
I.e. you've posted total BS!

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Old 15.11.2012, 21:22
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I.e. you've posted total BS!

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Huh, I am afraid not, unless I misunderstand your point.
1) Roadcross Initiative gathers 100K+ signatures
2) Parliament enacts modification of LCR that meets their goals
3) Referendum deadline expires
4) Roadcross withdraws initiative
5) New measures become law as of January 1st 2013

Exact same thing happened with the young-greens anti-SUV initiative which became the CO2 law revision.

Not sure where you see the BS. If you understand one of the three main national languages, you can see for yourself in the official press release.
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