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Should I name the wife as the speeding driver?

I mean truthfully name the wife

Our cars are registered in my name, only me working and earning money. A third speeding fine in two years has come through, so far 40 - 40 - 120 .. So apart from it's a pain in the ass, I need to pay them etc, should I be filling in the form and naming her each time?
Not out of badness and it's me who pays regardless but i'm more thinking if she does a big one and it's thousands, I guess as the family earner i still pay? Any benefit at all to telling the truth?
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Re: Should I name the wife as the speeding driver?

If it gets to having an admin part of the fine then name her - otherwise just pay.
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Re: Should I name the wife as the speeding driver?

I would name her and take the fines out of her allowance
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I mean truthfully name the wife

Our cars are registered in my name, only me working and earning money. A third speeding fine in two years has come through, so far 40 - 40 - 120 .. So apart from it's a pain in the ass, I need to pay them etc, should I be filling in the form and naming her each time?
Not out of badness and it's me who pays regardless but i'm more thinking if she does a big one and it's thousands, I guess as the family earner i still pay? Any benefit at all to telling the truth?
How do you think she is going to pay if she is the stay at home mom? Unless you are giving her a salary for all the tasks she takes care of in the house, etc.

Sit down with her and have a good talk. If she is indeed the one speeding, she needs to be more careful.
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Old 14.09.2015, 08:39
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Re: Should I name the wife as the speeding driver?

It makes no odds with fines of that size in any case. The are not recorded.

If they were the bigger recorded fines with the two year probationary period then of course you would name your wife if she was driving but otherwise don't bother.
If you get a really big one where the salary is taken into consideration for the size fine they will take the family income so you won't gain anything by naming her either. They will probably know that you weren't the one driving if they have photo evidence unless you look like a girl!
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A third speeding fine in two years has come through, so far 40 - 40 - 120
You should claim a discount for quantity (German: Mengenrabatt).
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Re: Should I name the wife as the speeding driver?

…or go for the flat rate.
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Re: Should I name the wife as the speeding driver?

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How do you think she is going to pay if she is the stay at home mom? Unless you are giving her a salary for all the tasks she takes care of in the house, etc.

Sit down with her and have a good talk. If she is indeed the one speeding, she needs to be more careful.

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I mean truthfully name the wife

Our cars are registered in my name, only me working and earning money. A third speeding fine in two years has come through, so far 40 - 40 - 120 .. So apart from it's a pain in the ass, I need to pay them etc, should I be filling in the form and naming her each time?
Not out of badness and it's me who pays regardless but i'm more thinking if she does a big one and it's thousands, I guess as the family earner i still pay? Any benefit at all to telling the truth?

Re-read him before posting nonsense

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How do you think she is going to pay if she is the stay at home mom? Unless you are giving her a salary for all the tasks she takes care of in the house, etc.
I don't think he's asking because he doesn't want to pay. In fact he's said he will pay. Question is simply from an admin point of view, i.e./e.g. what if he gets a serious fine and they look back at his records and see lots of speeding and decide he was at fault and has a history of speeding?

OP - from a technical perspective, doesn't matter if the name on the fine and the name of the payer don't match. They'll take money from anyone.

What I don't know is whether the record fines. I don't think they record minor infractions. As mentioned above, if you hit the higher fines, there is an admin part and I think they start to record "performance" at that point. But I'd shop her to be safe and give her a warning that one day the police might come a' knocking...
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I mean truthfully name the wife

Our cars are registered in my name, only me working and earning money. A third speeding fine in two years has come through, so far 40 - 40 - 120 .. So apart from it's a pain in the ass, I need to pay them etc, should I be filling in the form and naming her each time?
Not out of badness and it's me who pays regardless but i'm more thinking if she does a big one and it's thousands, I guess as the family earner i still pay? Any benefit at all to telling the truth?
Instead, you could also behave like a man and take some driving lessons.
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Re: Should I name the wife as the speeding driver?

Our cars are registered in both our names but my name comes first on the carte grise. When my wife gets flashed in Geneva ("oh - that camera has never been on") the fine comes through in my name, it's only ever a few km over the limit so I just pay it and give her some gentle advice, which she ignores ("but there is no way that road should be at 60")
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Re: Should I name the wife as the speeding driver?

Surely not truthfully naming the driver at the time of the offence is perverting the course of justice. At least that is how the English courts see it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Huhne

No idea how the Swiss justice system perceives such things.

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Not out of badness and it's me who pays regardless but i'm more thinking if she does a big one and it's thousands, I guess as the family earner i still pay? Any benefit at all to telling the truth?
If you are married, you are treated as a joint income, so it would not matter who is the one speeding, the pro-rated fine will be the same...
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Surely not truthfully naming the driver at the time of the offence is perverting the course of justice. At least that is how the English courts see it.
But you're not asked to name the driver here for minor fines. You just get a bank pay slip.
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But you're not asked to name the driver here for minor fines. You just get a bank pay slip.
Are we expected to believe you have received a speeding fine????

(On a tangent) In some organisations, where there is a bonus structure, an overspend on expenses is deducted from the bonus pot for that department. Perhaps the OP could do something similar
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Surely not truthfully naming the driver at the time of the offence is perverting the course of justice. At least that is how the English courts see it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Huhne

No idea how the Swiss justice system perceives such things.
Switzerland doesn't require a driver to be named for minor transgressions of the speed limit.
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I mean truthfully name the wife

Our cars are registered in my name, only me working and earning money. A third speeding fine in two years has come through, so far 40 - 40 - 120 .. So apart from it's a pain in the ass, I need to pay them etc, should I be filling in the form and naming her each time?
Not out of badness and it's me who pays regardless but i'm more thinking if she does a big one and it's thousands, I guess as the family earner i still pay? Any benefit at all to telling the truth?
He is questioning it.
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Old 14.09.2015, 10:32
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Instead, you could also behave like a man and take some driving lessons.
And him taking driving lessons would improve the situation how exactly????
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He is questioning it.
One way of reading it.... I see it as hope/expectation that if she has not income they could walk away..
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Re: Should I name the wife as the speeding driver?

I'm the wife in a similar situation, 2 fines for 40 chf so far (lol like I'm expecting more) my husband got the fines through work because our car is provided through his job. We just paid them and assumed they would be against his name and I got a stern talking to. Ha! But it's nice to read they're unlikely to go against his name, he will be pleased.
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