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Got flashed speeding, what is the fine system?

I know there are lots of threads about this issue of speeding.

I'm an international student here in Switzerland and renting a car from the border (Geneva, French side).
A week ago, I was on my way to Geneva to get my macbook fixed as my project I was about to finish and due in 2 days..
I was driving on a highway A1 from Sierre - Montreaux - Lausanne - Geneva, I believed I got flashed once when the limit was 120 and I was going around 140-150 km/hr.

My friend just mentioned how strict they are here and I'm really worried
if my parents found out, I'm so dead
Any idea of when will I get the letter and how much it would cost?
Hopefully my international license won't be taken away...
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Old 16.11.2012, 18:35
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Re: Got flashed speeding, what is the fine system?

Same as in most countries ..... either don't speed or don't get caught.
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Re: Got flashed speeding, what is the fine system?

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I know there are lots of threads about this issue of speeding.

I'm an international student here in Switzerland and renting a car from the border (Geneva, French side).
A week ago, I was on my way to Geneva to get my macbook fixed as my project I was about to finish and due in 2 days..
I was driving on a highway A1 from Sierre - Montreaux - Lausanne - Geneva, I believed I got flashed once when the limit was 120 and I was going around 140-150 km/hr.

My friend just mentioned how strict they are here and I'm really worried
if my parents found out, I'm so dead
Any idea of when will I get the letter and how much it would cost?
Hopefully my international license won't be taken away...
an international licence is only a translation document... its worthless.

look at the sticky and it mentions the speeding fines. expect a nice bill from the rental car company or a police letter.
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Re: Got flashed speeding, what is the fine system?

Traffic Offences - Q & A Bullet points

If you type speeding into the search function you get the above useful link.

Good luck.
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Traffic Offences - Q & A Bullet points

If you type speeding into the search function you get the above useful link.

Good luck.
thank you!
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Re: Got flashed speeding, what is the fine system?

Simple, if you get caught speeding you get taken out back and shot..
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I was driving on a highway A1 from Sierre - Montreaux - Lausanne - Geneva, I believed I got flashed once when the limit was 120 and I was going around 140-150 km/hr.
Taking in account the tolerances of the car speedometer and the radar, your looking at a fine of around 250CHF and probably no consequences to your drivers' license. If you however exceeded the speed by 30km/h including tolerances, you might be looking at a temporary driving ban, large fine and additional judicary costs. Your car rental company will probably also charge you extra for forwarding costs.

By the way, your international license cannot be taken away in any case, but you might be banned from driving in Switzerland alltogether for extreme or repeat offences.
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Re: Got flashed speeding, what is the fine system?

Is the speed in the tunnels not 100?
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I wasn't in the tunnel at that time...
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Re: Got flashed speeding, what is the fine system?

I predict a 120-180 franc fine. If you're in a rental car, they may charge an admin fee too.

But don't worry until it arrives.
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I predict a 120-180 franc fine. If you're in a rental car, they may charge an admin fee too.

But don't worry until it arrives.
thank you for your info.
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if my parents found out, I'm so dead
When the police arrest you and give you your one phone call, then just ring someone else.
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Re: Got flashed speeding, what is the fine system?

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I know there are lots of threads about this issue of speeding.

I'm an international student here in Switzerland and renting a car from the border (Geneva, French side).
A week ago, I was on my way to Geneva to get my macbook fixed as my project I was about to finish and due in 2 days..
I was driving on a highway A1 from Sierre - Montreaux - Lausanne - Geneva, I believed I got flashed once when the limit was 120 and I was going around 140-150 km/hr.

My friend just mentioned how strict they are here and I'm really worried
if my parents found out, I'm so dead
Any idea of when will I get the letter and how much it would cost?
Hopefully my international license won't be taken away...
In the 120 zones the fines are not that strict. The fine would likely be more than 150CHF but less than 250CHF. They will probably send the fine to the rental car company and then they would add in their processing fee and then send you the bill, or they will give your information to the police so they can send you the bill.

They won't do anything to your license.
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