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Old 23.06.2012, 13:56
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Police just stopped me for illegal left turn

AAArghh the Police just stopped me for illegal left turn.
It was very quiet on the road.

He told me he couldn't give me a fine himself and would send a report to the Prefecture who would give me my punishment.

Does this mean it's going to be expensive?
Will I have to report it to my insurance company?
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Old 23.06.2012, 13:58
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Re: Police just stopped me for illegal left turn

Did you enter one way street or crossed a white solid line?
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Old 23.06.2012, 14:00
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Re: Police just stopped me for illegal left turn

good luck ... I'm still waiting ...

illegal U-turn
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Old 23.06.2012, 14:05
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Did you enter one way street or crossed a white solid line?
crossed a solid white line.
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Old 23.06.2012, 14:15
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Re: Police just stopped me for illegal left turn

I'm sorry mate, this will cost you 100.- for the illegal left + about 500.- for the crossing of the white line.......

see:

http://www.maeni.ch/Fahrschule/Bussen/Bussen.html
http://www.linker.ch/eigenlink/verkehrsbussen.htm
http://www.swissbikers.ch/smf2/index.php?topic=4883.45
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Old 23.06.2012, 19:48
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Re: Police just stopped me for illegal left turn

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It was very quiet on the road.

Will I have to report it to my insurance company?
Why does an illegal traffic move have to be reported to insurance?
And why is it ok to do it on a quiet road?

I once was fined 100chf on the spot for using a closed road.
Crossing white line will cost additional. Not sure how much. Maybe even points?
Don't worry too much, it has already happened.
Good luck!
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Old 23.06.2012, 20:10
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Maybe even points?
They don't have a 'points' system in CH.
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Old 23.06.2012, 22:07
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They don't have a 'points' system in CH.
what do points make?
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Old 23.06.2012, 22:40
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what do points make?
Nothing at all.
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what do points make?
Prizes! .
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Re: Police just stopped me for illegal left turn

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And why is it ok to do it on a quiet road?
why is it not ok to cross a white line?
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Old 23.06.2012, 23:24
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why is it not ok to cross a white line?
The whole point of a white line is to send the message "don't cross me". Hence, letting people doing it would defeat the purpose of putting a white line in the first place.
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Old 23.06.2012, 23:25
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why is it not ok to cross a white line?
Given the non-zero and positive cost of paint, there is normally some reason or other significant enough to make someone shell out for it.
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They don't have a 'points' system in CH.
I did not know this.
Thanks for the clarification. I know what you guys think of me.
But sincerely I am thankful I learn something everyday (from EF).
Thanks.
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Re: Police just stopped me for illegal left turn

I got done some time back for crossing a solid white line.

CHF240 for crossing the line
CHF260 for the pleasure of having an awkward English/German conversation with Zurich's finest
CHF20 for postage/incidentals/stupidity tax.

All in a CHF520 mistake that I will never make again.
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I got done some time back for crossing a solid white line.


All in a CHF520 mistake that I will never make again.


Isn't it amazing how experience works...
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Re: Police just stopped me for illegal left turn

and they complain about the fees of university here. Much more bang for buck, I think Quite an expensive lesson, these driving rules. I have become paranoid of accidentally slipping through a yellow or crossing the solid white lines... BTW, the dashed ones you can cross, just not the solid ones...
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and they complain about the fees of university here. Much more bang for buck, I think Quite an expensive lesson, these driving rules. I have become paranoid of accidentally slipping through a yellow or crossing the solid white lines... BTW, the dashed ones you can cross, just not the solid ones...
In 18 years I have driven about 750,000km here, total fines including parking / speeding / redlight under 600 chf, total cost of driving those KMs about 200,000 chf so it's a very minimal cost indeed.
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Re: Police just stopped me for illegal left turn

[QUOTE=HAT;1590591]Why does an illegal traffic move have to be reported to insurance?
And why is it ok to do it on a quiet road?

1) I don't know if it does that's why I asked the question.
I reason that if you break the rules of the road it could be assumed that you are a more dangerous driver than the obedient ones. Therefore the risk of accident is higher than before you were caught then and put up the premium. But I don't know I'm no actuary actually.

2) I didn't say it was ok on a quiet road. I reason that if the risk of causing an accident is high then the crime is worse than if the risk of causing an accident is zero.
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Why does an illegal traffic move have to be reported to insurance?
And why is it ok to do it on a quiet road?

I once was fined 100chf on the spot for using a closed road.
Crossing white line will cost additional. Not sure how much. Maybe even points?
Don't worry too much, it has already happened.
Good luck!
In the UK if you get a fine/prosecution for a traffic offence you have to tell your insurance company, they then use that as an excuse to hike up your insurance premium for the next 5 years

Not looked into it but I would have thought that insurance companies worldwide base their premiums on your driving record otherwise the habitual drink driver/speeder/illegal left turner would have the same premium as the careful law/speed limit abiding drivers that the rest of us are
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