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Traffic Ticket in Switzerland

I recently rented a car in Switzerland and later received a letter from the rental company that I got a traffic ticket, but no ticket. Having called them they were not able to provide any information about it, what for or where...
Is there some administrative website where I can look this up? I have a ticket reference number.

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Old 21.08.2012, 20:56
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Re: Traffic Ticket in Switzerland

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Re: Traffic Ticket in Switzerland

Are you being billed by the rental company? If so, they will have to supply you with details of the ticket. If they don't, contest the charge and don't pay. They have to justify the charge to you.
If you are being billed by the authority that issued the actual ticket, you should have some information about what you are supposed to have done (date, time place, offence, etc.)
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Re: Traffic Ticket in Switzerland

I got a bill from the rental company for Administrative fee. As the email below explains this is for providing my information to the law enforcement agency for a traffic fine. I did not receive the actual fine from Swedish authorities.
As I've read in many forums, by the time the fine reaches the U.S. it's overdue. So to avoid losing more money, I was wondering if it is possible to see or pay the fine online, as it is done for fines in New York.

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I have checked the invoice in our systems and found that you received a
fine during the rental.

You were charged with CHF 48.60 (CHF 45.00 + CHF 3.60 for the VAT), this is
for our Hertz administration fee. This charge is for our additional
administrative efforts concerning queries of our traffic authority. This
authority asked us to provide them (by Law) with the rental data regarding
a traffic violation which had been registered whilst the rental vehicle was
in your possession.

The administration fee invoice is the Hertz internal administration fee. It
is not a forwarding of the fine. This fee is charged in accordance to our
Terms and Conditions. You have accepted this charge with the rental
agreement.

We charged the amount of CHF 48.60 to your credit card already. At this
moment we didn't received any copy of the fine from the authorities, you
have to wait until they send you the original fine.
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Re: Traffic Ticket in Switzerland

The ticket will be sent to the address registered with the rental agency. You can ask them which canto issued this request to them. Tickets are local and are usually for overseas addresses outsourced. The fine you receive will have additional admin charges from this agency.
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I got a bill from the rental company for Administrative fee. As the email below explains this is for providing my information to the law enforcement agency for a traffic fine. I did not receive the actual fine from Swedish authorities.
Get a map out, check out where Sweden is.

Then check out where Switzerland is.

Then check out the name of this forum.

Are you in the right place for advice?
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Re: Traffic Ticket in Switzerland

I didn't know Swaziland issued speeding tickets.
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I didn't know Swaziland issued speeding tickets.
Don't confuse the issue!

That reminds me: http://www.swedennotswitzerland.com/ and http://ahumorousguidetoswitzerland.b...ot-sweden.html
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Old 22.08.2012, 17:41
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Re: Traffic Ticket in Switzerland

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We charged the amount of CHF 48.60 to your credit card already.At this moment we didn't received any copy of the fine from the authorities, you
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What's not to understand about this?? This applies whether it was Sweden or Switzerland...
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Get a map out, check out where Sweden is.

Then check out where Switzerland is.

Then check out the name of this forum.

Are you in the right place for advice?
Sorry, Switzerland, not Sweden...
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Re: Traffic Ticket in Switzerland

I have twice received these notices from car rental agencies. But 40 months later, the fines did not arrive. I figured that the agency could not be bothered to do more that request my address from the car hire firm.

Much more polite than the DC parking ticket ( I was not even in DC on the date in question). They threatened to send a bounty hunter. I called them to explain - it was pointless. I made some inquiries - turned out to be a false invoice scam.
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Re: Traffic Ticket in Switzerland

So, is there a way to see traffic fines online?
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So, is there a way to see traffic fines online?
No you have to write to the city where the offence was made.
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