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Old 21.02.2011, 10:07
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[ALERT] New Speed Camera Zuerich Autobahn 3 Ramp

Just a heads up to motorists regarding this newly installed stealth tax box!

It's on the ramp that you go on to join the Autobahn 3 going to Luzern/Zug. The speed limit is 80km/h and everyone usually drives around a 100 there. The camera is one of the small versions installed on the driver side of the autobahn around here.


Don't get caught you've been warned!
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Old 21.02.2011, 14:40
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Re: [ALERT] New Speed Camera Zuerich Autobahn 3 Ramp

anyone been flashed yet?
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Old 21.02.2011, 14:58
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yes.. but not by a speed camera and I didn't need to see "that" so early in the morning...
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Old 22.02.2011, 10:12
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Re: [ALERT] New Speed Camera Zuerich Autobahn 3 Ramp

It must be an accident hotspot. Glad they put that thing up there... especially on the approach side coming onto the motorway.
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Re: [ALERT] New Speed Camera Zuerich Autobahn 3 Ramp

are you all talkinging about the same "thing"


>anyone been flashed yet?

>yes.. but not by a speed camera and I didn't need to see "that" so early in the morning...

>Glad they put that thing up
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Old 22.02.2011, 11:00
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It must be an accident hotspot. Glad they put that thing up there... especially on the approach side coming onto the motorway.
I doubt it very much that it was an accident hotspot...

The most likely scenario is that they know the majority of drivers go over 80 on that stretch of road and they put two and two together and came up with the speed camera

Why the speed limit is 80 there is beyond me, I can only assume it's better for traffic flow as you're moving from a 50 zone to an 80 and then 100 through the tunnel...
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Old 22.02.2011, 11:06
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I doubt it very much that it was an accident hotspot...
Sorry, I was being sarcastic. I completely agree.
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Old 22.02.2011, 12:29
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Sorry, I was being sarcastic. I completely agree.
wasted on me lol
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Old 22.02.2011, 13:07
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Don't get caught you've been warned!
Drivers are already warned: the speed limit is displayed as 80. Guess the signs aren't as glittery as they could be if "everyone usually drives around 100".
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Old 22.02.2011, 15:57
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Drivers are already warned: the speed limit is displayed as 80. Guess the signs aren't as glittery as they could be if "everyone usually drives around 100".
Drivers are ORDERED not to exceed 80 km/h there is however no warning as to the presence of a camera that might cause someone to break / swerve violently which is more of a hazzard itself...
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Old 22.02.2011, 17:08
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Drivers are already warned: the speed limit is displayed as 80. Guess the signs aren't as glittery as they could be if "everyone usually drives around 100".
The placement of this camera goes against logical road-trauma reduction..it has been placed as motorists are leaving a slower speed zone instead of entering one. That leaves just one reason...revenue. The same as the one place when heading from Europabrücke towards Baden (side road).

I haven't actually seen this camera in daylight yet...is it permanent, or is it this trailer-based contraption that the KAPO (as opposed to STAPO) move around?
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Old 22.02.2011, 17:22
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I haven't actually seen this camera in daylight yet...is it permanent, or is it this trailer-based contraption that the KAPO (as opposed to STAPO) move around?
It's a tiny one as I previously said, blink (pardon the pun) and you miss it! I believe it's a permanent one but I could be wrong. Those moveable ones are normally on the passenger side as you enter tunnels etc, and because that stretch of road only has two lanes with no space, the camera is actually attached to the sound wall. I'll see if I can take some snaps next time I drive by but I doubt I will be able to get some good pictures.
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Old 22.02.2011, 17:38
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Re: [ALERT] New Speed Camera Zuerich Autobahn 3 Ramp

ok I've managed to locate where it is on google street view so that it's easier for people to anticipate...

link here

PS: this is actually a few hundred metres from where I thought it was originally!
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Old 22.02.2011, 17:53
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The placement of this camera goes against logical road-trauma reduction...
Well, break the law at your own risk. The signs are there to encourage you to keep within the limit. There's nothing wrong with revenue generation from people who break rules; it goes with every other area of the law.

There has been a camera placed on one side or the other of that carriageway for years and years. Perhaps there's a reason traffic flow has to be regulated, but I guess drivers can make their own minds up if they know better.
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Well, break the law at your own risk. The signs are there to encourage you to keep within the limit. There's nothing wrong with revenue generation from people who break rules; it goes with every other area of the law.
But this speed limit is way too restrictive, and does not conform to the 85th percentile .

My confidence lies more in a driver who is focused on the road than on his/her speedometer.
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Old 23.02.2011, 02:22
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But this speed limit is way too restrictive, and does not conform to the 85th percentile .
Unfortunately that's often the case in Switzerland and especially in Zurich. Many limits here are not so much about safety as about maximizing revenue and making driving as miserable as possible in order to encourage people to use public transportation.
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Old 23.02.2011, 10:16
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Re: [ALERT] New Speed Camera Zuerich Autobahn 3 Ramp

I just don't care about the reasons why there are speed limits. If those signs are there to maximise revenue, so be it. I lift my right foot a little bit and am fine. I may arrive half a minute later, but it saves me a lot of money.
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Old 23.02.2011, 10:17
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My confidence lies more in a driver who is focused on the road than on his/her speedometer.
My confidence lies more in a driver who stays below the speed limit by a reasonable margin than one who has to focus on his speedometer so that he can hover at the very edge of the speed limit.
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Old 23.02.2011, 10:25
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That leaves just one reason...revenue. The same as the one place when heading from Europabrücke towards Baden (side road).
I disagree. There is another reason to enforce a lower limit here: to reduce the amount of traffic noise for the people that live there.
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