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Old 09.03.2020, 16:37
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That was only on release before people figured the software out. It can now be tuned... https://www.speedbox-tuning.com/p/sp...-3-0-for-bosch
Interesting...still, wouldn't want to be involved in an accident with one of these fitted.
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Old 09.03.2020, 16:48
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Just on the weekend I was cycling on a country road, when I signalled and moved to the centre line to turn left. A split second before commiting to the turn I was barely missed by a car that overtook on the left...scared the daylights out of me.

I suggest more two way respect between these modes of transport, as in the Netherlands.

I would suggest you cycle more defensively.
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Old 09.03.2020, 16:53
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I would suggest you cycle more defensively.
I do, which is why for the 10s of thousands of cycling kms I've done that I'm still here. But it's hardest to defend against idiots on your six.
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Today the bill arrived and I am not happy, and I actually think the police install the camera there for an hour or so (It had gone when I got back two hours later) and send someone on an ebike up and down at 45km.. good little earner that is.

I mean who is cycling over mountains in Feb? (which is where the road I was on was going)
I do hope you don't seriously believe this. Lots of people cycle all year round, especially the sort of person who rides a 45kph e-bike, which is also ideal for mountainous use.

TBF I haven't used any of mine (bikes, that is, e- or otherwise) since November, but there's been snow on the ground for most of that time, and it's only five minutes walk to the village centre anyway.

I do agree that it isn't fair, but not because you were overtaking a cyclist, but just because the general use of cameras in CH is always geared towards "where we'll get the most offenders", as opposed to "where we've had or perceive a high risk of accidents due to excessive speed" which I believe is still the rule in the UK, for example. So in places like exiting a village where you can see clear road ahead, but you haven't passed the sign yet, it could be perceived as safe to accelerate past the 50 limit, and that's the sort of place they often set up speed traps.

But fair or not, I don't whinge about it when I get caught, just accept it as one of those things.
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Interesting...still, wouldn't want to be involved in an accident with one of these fitted.
Hell no, agree 100%, the police and insurance will royally screw you if anything bad happens and as such I will never tune one.
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You deserve to be lined up against the wall and overtaken. By a car they import cos they can't make em.
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Aargau is the Swiss equivalent to Georgia and Alabama combined
And Australia!

(my daughter and her husband just moved from AG to VIC)

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Re: [Rant] Speeding fined for overtaking ebike...

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So in places like exiting a village where you can see clear road ahead, but you haven't passed the sign yet, it could be perceived as safe to accelerate past the 50 limit, and that's the sort of place they often set up speed traps.
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Although, if you live in a village, near the end, but well before the 50 limit ends, it's pretty annoying to hear the noise of all those BMWs and Audi drivers flooring their cars well before they reach the point outside the village where they are legally allowed to.
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