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Old 01.11.2011, 20:13
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Person who bought my car has landed me with a speeding fine.

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She seemed a nice woman was serious & I've a good people radar, so I was happy to let her take the car for an inspection at her garage before she bought it and she left me her ID & the keys to her old car whilst she took it. She returned and happily bought the car.

2 days ago I get a fine for 120 chf for doing 73 in a 60 on the afternoon that she had it.
I've txt'd her & left a voice mail, but she hasn't responded.

Am I buggered or will the police be able to do anything about it?

(my wife & I can both prove we were elsewhere at time of the offence)
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Old 01.11.2011, 20:36
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As the title says:
She seemed a nice woman was serious & I've a good people radar, so I was happy to let her take the car for an inspection at her garage before she bought it and she left me her ID & the keys to her old car whilst she took it. She returned and happily bought the car.

2 days ago I get a fine for 120 chf for doing 73 in a 60 on the afternoon that she had it.
I've txt'd her & left a voice mail, but she hasn't responded.

Am I buggered or will the police be able to do anything about it?

(my wife & I can both prove we were elsewhere at time of the offence)
If she does not respond, send her details to the Police, it's exactly what a Swiss person would do.
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Re: Person who bought my car has landed me with a speeding fine.

Can you not contact the police, they must have a photo you could look at?
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Old 01.11.2011, 20:43
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Re: Person who bought my car has landed me with a speeding fine.

You have every right to inform the police about the driver if it wasn't you. It's not your problem, you didn't commit any traffic offense, but you do have to write them with her details within the allotted time from the date of the infraction.

The police have two options, if the photo clearly shows it wasn't you they'll hit the woman with the fine, but if the picture isn't obvious as to who is driving you're all in the clear I believe. Not sure if she fesses up but the evidence isn't there from their side. Anyone?
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Re: Person who bought my car has landed me with a speeding fine.

If you have got proof that you were elsewhere at the time of the crime, let this woman know on both voicemail and text message.

Tell her she's got (x) days to respond to you before you take your story to the police.

Why do you need to pay CHF 120 for something someone else did?
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Re: Person who bought my car has landed me with a speeding fine.

You could also get in touch with the garage that she visited (if you know who they are) and ask them to verify the time that she was with them. That would also prove that she was in possession of the car at the time of the speeding fine. Good luck!
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Re: Person who bought my car has landed me with a speeding fine.

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2 days ago I get a fine for 120 chf for doing 73 in a 60 on the afternoon that she had it.
I've txt'd her & left a voice mail, but she hasn't responded.

Am I buggered or will the police be able to do anything about it?
You write on the fine the details of who the driver was at the time and send the form back to the police.
That's it.
End of story for you.
Start of story for the lady driver: they then get the letter from the police.
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Re: Person who bought my car has landed me with a speeding fine.

If she bought the car then it's registered to her now, so just inform the police that she was test driving the car when the offence took place.
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The police have two options, if the photo clearly shows it wasn't you they'll hit the woman with the fine, but if the picture isn't obvious as to who is driving you're all in the clear I believe. Not sure if she fesses up but the evidence isn't there from their side. Anyone?
A while back a friend of mine got flashed going pretty fast in a tunnel. Cops showed up at his place of business, grabbed one of the employees first, "aha! we caught you!"- the photo was way too blurry to make out who the driver was. Thinking on his feet, friend said, "oh John X was driving that day, came in as a potential client, loaned him the car".

John X was a deadbeat Ebayer in England who my friend had never laid eyes on (but wanted to lay his hands on- it was a lot of money lost on the Ebay deal). Cops left with the other guy's address and friend never heard back from them.

Until they got a good photo of him some months later going much faster.... But the first ticket never came back to him.

Unless they can positively identify you as the driver you're fine, just dispute it and give the chick's details to them.
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Re: Person who bought my car has landed me with a speeding fine.

Thanks for the suggestions. I thought there might be something about the picture hopefully capturing the face as well.

I'll give her the benefit of doubt until the w/end & if she's still not got in touch, then I'll forward her details to the Police on Monday.
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