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Re: Another speeding thread (58 kmph over, in France)

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The French authorities can ban you from driving in France, but they cannot take away your Swiss license.
But if the Swiss authorities know that you've been speeding in a foreign country and you've been fast enough to warrant a license suspension according to the laws of both countries, you're license will most likely be suspended in Switzerland. Since going 58 kph over the limit will be classified as a severe violation you can expect a suspension of at least three months, even if you have an otherwise clean driving record.

BTW: It's not a judge who decides on license suspension but your local DMV (Office des automobiles/Strassenverkehrsamt).
This is no longer correct. 30+ Km over is now considered a CRIMINAL offense in CH. There are specific minimum fines and license suspension times in place. There is no longer any "wiggle room" for discussing the circumstances.

With the cooperation agreement in place between CH and F, you have a real problem. It is just a question of who does what to you.
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