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Radar box direction changed - Lausanne South

There is a radar box at the junction of Lausnne South / Crissier that has been pointed in the direction of traffic going to Geneva for the past couple of years.

The radar is now pointed in the direction of traffic that is going towards Lausanne South and Lausanne North / Crissier.


So cars arriving from Morges will now hit it as they pass from 120 kph into the 100 kph zone.

You might want to keep this in mind.
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There is a radar box at the junction of Lausnne South / Crissier that has been pointed in the direction of traffic going to Geneva for the past couple of years.

The radar is now pointed in the direction of traffic that is going towards Lausanne South and Lausanne North / Crissier.


So cars arriving from Morges will now hit it as they pass from 120 kph into the 100 kph zone.

You might want to keep this in mind.
I noticed that this evening as well!
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Old 20.06.2012, 09:07
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Re: Radar box direction changed - Lausanne South

Wow, I bet they'll get tons of money in the next few weeks... Thanks for warning us!
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Re: Radar box direction changed - Lausanne South

Thank you Verbier. Is this the offending camera?
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Old 20.06.2012, 11:10
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Thank you Verbier. Is this the offending camera?
Yes. That is the position of the camera. Thanks for that.

Here is also a Google photo. The radar is just in front of the motorcycle rider. Up ahead you have the left lane going to Lausanne South/Ouchy/UNIL/EPFL and the right lanes going up to Lausanne North/Crissier etc.

Almost everyone who is going in the direction of Lausanne (especially if you are in the left lane to go to Lausanne South/Ouchy) is still doing 115-120+ kph when they will hit the camera.

Interestingly, in the Google photo. the radar is pointed in the "new" direction. Not sure when Google did their last update but I imagine it was awhile ago.
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Re: Radar box direction changed - Lausanne South

This is disappointing news. Does anyone know if the swapping is done on a rotating basis and/or whether its to increase revenue from a camera position?

My guess is that it takes people some time to get up to speed from the on ramps so pointing the camera at the Geneva bound traffic would be less profitable than nabbing people trying to slow down from cruising speed as they head into Lausanne.

It used to bother me that the Trapster app did not identify the direction of the camera, but now that I know they are easily swapped...I'll take care at all of the traps.
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This is disappointing news.
Tragic I'd say. Earth shattering that you'll have to keep to the speed limit from now on. Tsk tsk
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Old 20.06.2012, 12:20
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Re: Radar box direction changed - Lausanne South

It might have something to do with the construction that is going on at the moment. Will see if they leave it as is when they have finished with the road works.
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Re: Radar box direction changed - Lausanne South

How about always keeping well within speed limits? It's not a difficult concept. I remember reading a thread here about someone warning people about speed cameras. The person had photo of his kid in his avatar and I was wondering how he would feel if his kid got knocked down by a speeding motorist?

Lot of strange and mentally challenged people on internet forums
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Old 20.06.2012, 12:59
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Re: Radar box direction changed - Lausanne South

Oh goody. Here we go again!
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How about always keeping well within speed limits? It's not a difficult concept. I remember reading a thread here about someone warning people about speed cameras. The person had photo of his kid in his avatar and I was wondering how he would feel if his kid got knocked down by a speeding motorist?

Lot of strange and mentally challenged people on internet forums
First of all, to drive above the limit is not necessarily an indicator of a reckless driver. Secondly, accidents happen at all speeds. Most of us on this forum who discuss speed cameras simply want to avoid unnecessary tickets, especially if the camera is trapping unsuspecting drivers.

While I am completely opposed to reckless driving at any speed, common sense would compel you to agree that 10km/h over the limit is not a radical departure from the average...but it could cost you financially.
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Oh goody. Here we go again!
Agreed. I've said my piece. Thank you again Verbier for posting a helpful notice to those of us who find it relevant.
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Old 20.06.2012, 14:09
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This is disappointing news. Does anyone know if the swapping is done on a rotating basis and/or whether its to increase revenue from a camera position?

My guess is that it takes people some time to get up to speed from the on ramps so pointing the camera at the Geneva bound traffic would be less profitable than nabbing people trying to slow down from cruising speed as they head into Lausanne.

It used to bother me that the Trapster app did not identify the direction of the camera, but now that I know they are easily swapped...I'll take care at all of the traps.
That section of the high way is very dangerous and packed to the gills with traffic. The speed limit is there for a reason which I'm sorry to tell you is not making money.

Slow down!

Oh, and you won't get flashed at 10km above the speed limit on the highway. You'll be going much faster than that to get flashed and fined! Don't play the victim.

I don't care if you speed on a long stretch of nothing. But in the area discussed in this post you shouldn't be speeding enough to get flashed.

It drives me crazy when speeders play the victim. I speed sometimes and when I'm caught I pay the fine instead of whining.
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That section of the high way is very dangerous and packed to the gills with traffic. The speed limit is there for a reason which I'm sorry to tell you is not making money.

Slow down!

Oh, and you won't get flashed at 10km above the speed limit on the highway. You'll be going much faster than that to get flashed and fined! Don't play the victim.

I don't care if you speed on a long stretch of nothing. But in the area discussed in this post you shouldn't be speeding enough to get flashed.

It drives me crazy when speeders play the victim. I speed sometimes and when I'm caught I pay the fine instead of whining.
I agree with you. This section of road demands one to slow down as the highway essentially ends in two off ramps. On the other hand, I am driving under the assumption of a photo camera's 3km/hr tolerance, so you're essentially forced to brake on the highway to decelerate from 120 to 100...which is still a large spread in which to get ticketed.

I also agree that if you make the decision to break the law, there's no whining, there's no victimhood.
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Old 20.06.2012, 15:03
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I agree with you. This section of road demands one to slow down as the highway essentially ends in two off ramps. On the other hand, I am driving under the assumption of a photo camera's 3km/hr tolerance, so you're essentially forced to brake on the highway to decelerate from 120 to 100...which is still a large spread in which to get ticketed.

I also agree that if you make the decision to break the law, there's no whining, there's no victimhood.

This is another reason why speeding is not a great idea. There are sooooo many places were we need to break down to from 120 to 100.

Anyway, that stretch can get so crowded, sometimes you'll be lucky if you get to 120 never mind over it! Thankfully, I don't have to do that commute anymore. When I did I can't count the number of times I just took the side roads. It's too stressful after a long day at work to fight traffic.
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Oh, and you won't get flashed at 10km above the speed limit on the highway. You'll be going much faster than that to get flashed and fined!
So where do all those 20 and 40 Franc fines for being 1-5 km/h over come from then?

What you wrote may be true in other countries, but not in Switzerland.
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First of all, to drive above the limit is not necessarily an indicator of a reckless driver. Secondly, accidents happen at all speeds.
At greater speeds the chance of any driver reacting to possible dangers in time decreases. Also the greater the speed the greater the damage you will cause to yourself and most importantly innocent strangers.

Stop speeding and all radar/speeding fine problems will get solved. It's not like you have to guess your speed, there is a speedometer inside every vehicle!
I have witnessed people who thought they were Michael Schumacher until they killed someone and then moan how they did not mean it and it was all an accident!
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So where do all those 20 and 40 Franc fines for being 1-5 km/h over come from then?

What you wrote may be true in other countries, but not in Switzerland.
The 1 km over is after the discount. So from what I recall, it won't flash until after you've passed the speed limit with discount. At least that's how I remember it.

But you are correct that the discount isn't 10km but seems to be between 6-8kms. Yikes I need to slow down!!
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Here is the link to the "discounts" for actual speeds. They vary depending on the speed limit (< 100, >100 etc.) AND the type of system used (radar, laser etc.)

I think the units on the highway i.e. Lausanne South are radar (but not 100% certain) so have a higher margin.

Not available in English - only DE and FR.

Link DE: http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/741_013_1/a8.html

Link FR: http://www.admin.ch/ch/f/rs/741_013_1/a8.html

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