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Old 21.03.2011, 14:55
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Re: Spring is here: speed traps are back!

Ok I just found it's allowed in Austria, but not in Switzerland.
http://www.webjournal.ch/news.php?news_id=2837

http://wien.orf.at/stories/150605/
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Old 21.03.2011, 15:02
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Re: Spring is here: speed traps are back!

Back in the day I remember modifying my POI speed camera database file for a trip to France so it showed a different icon and name for speed cameras (Burger King) and Traffic Light Cameras (McDonalds) Anyway, what I think is equally useful but sadly lacking in most in-car GPS systems (but present in Tom Tom) is a speed warning alarm based on your location e.g. > 120 Km/h on highways versus ∞ on the Autobahn.
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Anyway, what I think is equally useful but sadly lacking in most in-car GPS systems (but present in Tom Tom) is a speed warning alarm based on your location e.g. > 120 Km/h on highways versus ∞ on the Autobahn.
I've just checked - and all 3 of my cars have one - and one of those cars is 25years old.

I call it a speedometer

Mind you, I suppose it can be tricky, but I'll let you into a secret, when I drive one of my cars, I always do so with my eyes open. By doing so I am able to spot the speed limit signs, and using the speedometer ensure that I am driving within the limit.
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This is a very good question. We routinely do it back home but here, it has happened to me only once. So, I'd say flashing like this is probably illegal, or, people just want you to get your lesson.
I have found the ability to put oneself in other people's shoes (when it comes to rule infringements) sadly lacking in this part of the world, to put it mildly.
I include expats, not just Swiss nationals, in this respect. In fact, judging by some of the responses to others peoples plights on this forum, 'auslanders' are often the worst indulgers in self-righteousness of all.
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