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Old 28.06.2011, 23:14
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Friend borrows vehicle, hit by speedtrap... what'll happen?

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A good friend borrowed my vehicle today and unfortunately thought he was out of the city, passed a car, and got hit by an automatic/camera speedtrap right when he finished passing the car. It's possible it was a 50km/h zone, and it's likely he was doing above 80km/h. Uh oh... So, they'll see it's my car and send whatever ominous punishment to me. He's totally trustworthy and will call the police etc to explain it's him.

I guess my questions are -- what are the max punishments speed cameras can dole out? For some reason I thought that speed cameras could only result in fines, but he's worried they'll come for my license. Is that possible from an automated camera?

Secondly, anyone have an experience like this and some advice on how to get the guilt properly transferred? at least both parties are willing

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Old 28.06.2011, 23:19
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Re: Friend borrows vehicle, hit by speedtrap... what'll happen?

Plenty of major criminals have left their biographies here!

Just search for "Speeding fines" and you get,

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Re: Friend borrows vehicle, hit by speedtrap... what'll happen?

...or the short answer - if it was really over 80 in a 50 a very heavy fine and a ban.
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Re: Friend borrows vehicle, hit by speedtrap... what'll happen?

You get the bill, your friend will write a letter or visit the police stating he's the one who was driving, he pays the bill, you're clean
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Re: Friend borrows vehicle, hit by speedtrap... what'll happen?

Minimum about 37.5% of monthly salary, 3 months loss of license for 1st offense. You should be able to own up for the speeding... the picture will also show him in the drivers seat.
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Re: Friend borrows vehicle, hit by speedtrap... what'll happen?

thanks y'all. sounds like as long as he owns up to it, which i'm sure he will, then i'm safe & sound. Proving my whereabouts today would be a biatch because i was a train all day to/from Bern... so hopefully it doesn't come to that
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They should have a pic with him behind the wheel
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First rule of speeding - it's only something to worry about when the letter hits the doormat.

From then on, you are legally obligated to name the driver at the time of the incident. Sounds like you've documented the time from and to that your friend was driving - keep that information.

Between now and then, I'd not worry. Flash does not mean picture.

Oh and your friend needs to learn how to drive responsibly and where to go fast and where not. I would not lend my car to that friend again
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thanks y'all. sounds like as long as he owns up to it, which i'm sure he will, then i'm safe & sound. Proving my whereabouts today would be a biatch because i was a train all day to/from Bern... so hopefully it doesn't come to that
1. If you were on a train all day it is pretty easy to prove you weren't driving. And as stated the quality of the photos (of the driver) is usually good.

2. Look at the threads Ittigen has posted and it'll tell you exactly what you can expect.

3. Speed cameras can result in putting you in prison and taking a chunk of your money.

4. If serious you will get a letter asking you to name the driver - this is where your friend needs to come clean.

5. If minor you'll get a bill and no need to name driver, unless you are disputing the fine.
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