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traffic violation in Geneva (non resident driver)

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Early this morning I made a traffic violation: I made a wrong turn left where it is forbidden. I simply made a mistake, but I did not go through red (it was green), nor I made any other traffic violation. Cameras are all over the place on the traffic lights. I live in France (FR residence, have Fr plates) but drive to Geneva every day. What should I do? I would certainly pay the fine if I get one.
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Re: traffic violation in Geneva (non resident driver)

Welcome to the Forum and the group of first time posters with fresh traffic offences.

Wait for the fine. You have probably escaped justice.
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Thanks, By the way, does anyone knows (or could estimate) what is the amount of the fine in this case?
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Thanks, By the way, does anyone knows (or could estimate) what is the amount of the fine in this case?
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Police just stopped me for illegal left turn

It looks like about Fr 100 fine plus Fr 100 costs, = CHF 200
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Re: traffic violation in Geneva (non resident driver)

Were you actually confirmed as violating or do you just think you were caught. Not sure if there are cameras to detect you turning the wrong direction
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Re: traffic violation in Geneva (non resident driver)

Hi. No, I just know that I made a mistake, and maybe this is caught by the cameras. There were nobody around since it was very early in the morning...
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Re: traffic violation in Geneva (non resident driver)

I used to live in France and my car was still on French plates and I picked up a couple of speeding fines in ZH, and Z-plod only send tickets for minor offence to Swiss and German address. For other foreign registered cars the ticket stay on the system.... Waiting. Anyway, my car was parked all legit in a permit parking area, with the correct permit, and a warden ran a check and the tickets came up. She called in plod, who attended and they called for a tow truck, but meantime where going to clamp my car to stop it being driven away. The lady I was working for saw the crowd at my car and we went out, the 2 tickets totaled CHF 80, but had they actually fitted the clamp that would have been an additional CHF 125 to get it removed. If they'd towed it, it would have been closer to CHF 500 iirc plus the tickets

Maybe Geneva is different, but I'd approach the local ploddery and ask them if you have a ticket on record, and pay it if you have as it could turn out to be expensive.
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Re: traffic violation in Geneva (non resident driver)

I've never had any issues with UK registered cars in CH or anywhere else and I know I have been flashed on the motorways and received parking tickets on various occasions over a 4 year period.
However driving to the UK a few weeks ago in our Swiss registered car I did get a speeding ticket just south of Reims. 60 Euros.
I understand it's now normal practise that all neighbouring countries in europe cooperate with each other for motoring offences.

Good luck, you never know, you may have got away with it! but don't ignore it if you do get a fine.
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Re: traffic violation in Geneva (non resident driver)

Usually, red light cams only get triggered when you drive over the induction loop at the stop line during red phase. From how you describe the situation, I don't see how you could have been recorded.
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Re: traffic violation in Geneva (non resident driver)

Maybe Geneva is different, but I'd approach the local ploddery and ask them if you have a ticket on record, and pay it if you have as it could turn out to be expensive.

France and Switzerland have cooperation on traffic offenses so just sit back relax and wait. However most cameras at conjunctions are for monitoring the traffic and not belonging to the police for giving you sleepless nights....
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Maybe Geneva is different, but I'd approach the local ploddery and ask them if you have a ticket on record, and pay it if you have as it could turn out to be expensive.

France and Switzerland have cooperation on traffic offenses so just sit back relax and wait. However most cameras at conjunctions (?) are for monitoring the traffic and not belonging to the police for giving you sleepless nights....
To the OP, you won't find Ploddery in your atlas, nor in your dictionary. It is a (New) disparaging term for the local police station.
You should enquire at one of these offices of the Police Municipal in Geneva,
http://www.ville-geneve.ch/themes/se...ce-municipale/

Unfortunately the Canton Police do operate all the cameras in any city here, (Who the hell do you think does operate them?).
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