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Will I Get a Speeding Fine?

Hey everyone, I have a quick question that I hope someone can answer

I was driving down a long and fairly wide forest/field road that I believe is an 80kmh limit. This is the type of road that people regularly go 100-120kmh on, since it's just a straight long road away from buildings.

This morning while driving down it, I saw a red van, which looked a bit like a construction van (similar to this: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...abb24de3c0.jpg but I didn't check if anything was written on it).

Basically I drove at somewhere around 100kmh on my speedometer on a slight downhill during the road, and this van was parked on a small adjacent dirt road facing the main road. When I passed it, it came onto the road and followed me. I slowed down to around 80kmh and then took a right at a roundabout after around 300m, while the van went another way.

My question is: Is there anyway that this was a police officer with a radar gun? Is it possible that it followed me down the road to get my plate numbers, but didn't pull me over? Or is it just more likely that it was an actual construction worker parked by the road.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 04.09.2015, 13:44
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Re: Will I Get a Speeding Fine?

Ignore & stop being paranoid. (And consider slowing down if you are worried about speeding fines.)
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Old 04.09.2015, 13:54
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Re: Will I Get a Speeding Fine?

And if you are not worried about a fine but your license do not go more than 20 km/h over the limit on such roads.
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Old 04.09.2015, 14:47
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Re: Will I Get a Speeding Fine?

In my experience, VW Caddys are used as mobile speed traps, but they usually don't face out onto the road. The detection is through the rear window. And they certainly don't pursue you. They have the Post to do that.

And yes, slow down.
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Re: Will I Get a Speeding Fine?

Thanks, ya whatever happens will happen. And ya I'm usually a good and safe driver, but I didn't notice my speed going up in the small downhill. I'll know to pay attention next time.
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Re: Will I Get a Speeding Fine?

If your speedo did indeed show 100km/h in a 80km/h zone there's no reason at all to lose any sleep due to this issue. None at all. The highest likely fine is for 6-10km/h (if even that), which is 100CHF. Just make sure to pay within the time slot (10 days I believe) once the fine is in your mailbox to avoid additional costs.

I got fined for 1km/h with my speedo showing what I interpreted as 94km/h. While what's shown will vary from car to car, make and model, the general picture holds.
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Re: Will I Get a Speeding Fine?

Watch out for areas where it suddenly drops from 80 to 60 for 200m because of one disused farm shed. I got clocked doing 81 past one and it was a letter from the court. 250chf and 3 month ban if I get caught again. These random spots are the police's favourite revenue earner.
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Re: Will I Get a Speeding Fine?

I feel you.
While I haven't (yet) gotten a court letter, I have picked up about 5 speeding tickets over the last two years, while vigorously driving with Cruise Control to try and not get a ticket. But I find that often it's hard to know how much you're allowed to go and even more often, the speed the GPS says you're allowed to go (I use my GPS all the time to know how fast I'm going and what the limit is) is often just plain wrong.
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Old 07.09.2015, 23:29
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I feel you.
While I haven't (yet) gotten a court letter, I have picked up about 5 speeding tickets over the last two years, while vigorously driving with Cruise Control to try and not get a ticket. But I find that often it's hard to know how much you're allowed to go and even more often, the speed the GPS says you're allowed to go (I use my GPS all the time to know how fast I'm going and what the limit is) is often just plain wrong.
3 kmh in ZH with laser cameras, 5 kmh in some cantons. I got a speeding ticket less than 1 in 100,000 KM driven, the highest one was 60 CHF, most were less.
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Old 07.09.2015, 23:38
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3 kmh in ZH with laser cameras, 5 kmh in some cantons. I got a speeding ticket less than 1 in 100,000 KM driven, the highest one was 60 CHF, most were less.
Most of us drive newer and faster cars FMF
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Most of us drive newer and faster cars FMF
330 BMW & Porsche 911 are hardly the slowest cars, plus a Triumph Sprint 955i Motorbike. I agree the BMW F650 was not that fast.
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