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Speeding fine from Germany

Anyone know whether they can legally pursue this? I received a letter the other day which basically tells me that they have caught me speeding but need me to admit it...sounds to me like they cannot legally pursue me unless I fess up

Anyone had recent experience?
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Old 16.04.2011, 18:02
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Re: Speeding fine from Germany

Husband did, the fine came with a photo that could only have been him. He had to pay up.
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Re: Speeding fine from Germany

Yes, the same happened to me too - photo of me at the wheel, as clear as daylight
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Old 16.04.2011, 19:37
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Re: Speeding fine from Germany

Me too. A massive €10 !
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Old 16.04.2011, 19:48
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Re: Speeding fine from Germany

I got one of those from Austria last year.

However, I had proof that I was in Corsica on the date in question.

But my legal insurance said it was easier to pay the EUR 60, and collect the money from my brother-in-law (who had borrow my car).

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Old 16.04.2011, 21:53
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Re: Speeding fine from Germany

I received it from Austria. I did not care to admit, I was happy that I only got one... I have difficulties to drive slowly
I received a check I just don't know where to pay it - does the Swiss post accepts an Austrian pink check? There is no IBAN, not even a bank name so that I can track it....
What if I do not pay it?
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Re: Speeding fine from Germany

read the ticket. or use online payment. It should all be written on it.
If you do not pay they will continue sending higher and higher fines..... there is only few countries that are not allowed to do this.
ex. I have swiss plates and they cannot fine me in Belgium (unless it is a roadstop then i need to pay right away but they cannot take the license)
Also until 2015 or so i believe they do not have the right to find this personal info.


on another note and to highjack (sorry) the thread is a private company here in CH allowed to hand out tickets (parking) I got one in the lot of coop (parked after hours) but it was the mgmt of coop that gave me the ticket, or whichever company, it just want the cops.....
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Re: Speeding fine from Germany

i thought the law had changed recently such that foreign cars caught in traffic offences outside the country where the car is registered wouold be pursued if the fine was greater than a certain amount (70eu?) it appeared that a large % of the picures taken by cameras were of foreign plates!!
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i thought the law had changed recently such that foreign cars caught in traffic offences outside the country where the car is registered wouold be pursued if the fine was greater than a certain amount (70eu?) it appeared that a large % of the picures taken by cameras were of foreign plates!!

not belgium yet. .... In germany I go the speed limit when posted...kinda
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i thought the law had changed recently such that foreign cars caught in traffic offences outside the country where the car is registered wouold be pursued if the fine was greater than a certain amount (70eu?) it appeared that a large % of the picures taken by cameras were of foreign plates!!
Yes, you're right in case it is between two EU countries, so the fines can be sent to offenders home country and it should pursue. Recently i read an article which said that Netherlands is active in executing this EU paragraph meanwhile Italy prefers sending directly to the offenders. Here is link to the EU law http://europa.eu/legislation_summari.../l16003_en.htm

What agreements Switzerland have with other (neighbouring) countries i do not know.
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Old 22.04.2011, 23:30
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Re: Speeding fine from Germany

I believe that starting year 2013 the EU agreement for traffic offences comes into effect.

The foreign country will send details of your traffic offence to your canton police, who prosecute you as though you had committed the offence here!

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleases...1646&type=HTML
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Anyone know whether they can legally pursue this? I received a letter the other day which basically tells me that they have caught me speeding but need me to admit it...sounds to me like they cannot legally pursue me unless I fess up

Anyone had recent experience?
Yes there are agreements between Germany, France, and here. I think they are asking you to identify the driver, so they can issue the fine. Normally these days if the owner refuses to identify, it is the owner that receives the fine or a court order to go before the judge.

It is usually cheaper to simply pay up as quickly as possible, as extra charges are levied at each stage.
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I received it from Austria. I did not care to admit, I was happy that I only got one... I have difficulties to drive slowly
I received a check I just don't know where to pay it - does the Swiss post accepts an Austrian pink check? There is no IBAN, not even a bank name so that I can track it....
What if I do not pay it?
I think the Swiss post office counter will accept the Austrian payment check.

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I think the Swiss post office counter will accept the Austrian payment check.
Yes, they do.

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Re: Speeding fine from Germany

I got fined €15 for speeding 7 kms over the limit in Germany - I just paid up, rather than having the hassle of trying to dodge it
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Anyone know whether they can legally pursue this? I received a letter the other day which basically tells me that they have caught me speeding but need me to admit it...
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