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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

In my experience anywhere between 14 and 21 days.
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Old 01.12.2014, 10:25
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

Sooooo.... the speeding and telephoning incident was on October 26th and I have not gotten anything yet - is there a chance they flashed the car in front of me and not me? Surely I would have gotten something by now?
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Old 01.12.2014, 11:22
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

or it's going up the chain as a more serious offence. But I'd expect some notification before this starts happening....
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

It has been good month since I was notified of the incoming projectile for 16+km/h offence. Every day I approach the mail box I'm holding my breath for what letter may await...

Some suggest it takes 14-21 days to get the news... is it normal to have no news for so long past initial notification?
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Old 03.12.2014, 15:58
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It has been good month since I was notified of the incoming projectile for 16+km/h offence. Every day I approach the mail box I'm holding my breath for what letter may await...

Some suggest it takes 14-21 days to get the news... is it normal to have no news for so long past initial notification?
I got stopped last year at the beginning of August, didn't get anything until almost November.

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Old 03.12.2014, 16:19
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It has been good month since I was notified of the incoming projectile for 16+km/h offence. Every day I approach the mail box I'm holding my breath for what letter may await...

Some suggest it takes 14-21 days to get the news... is it normal to have no news for so long past initial notification?
Be patient. Christmas is not quite here yet!
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Old 07.12.2014, 20:48
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

Evening...

Looking for some (friendly) fine related advice so thought this thread could be just the place...

Can someone please advise on a way for me to check to see if I have any outstanding fines / police infringements (Zurich). I have moved about a bit and would just like to 'check in' and see what if any might be floating about - then I can get them cleared.

I know this subject has most likely been discussed but thought I'd ask as its been a while since I've been on the forum and there may have been some recent change in process to find out this info...

Many thanks...
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Old 07.12.2014, 21:33
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

Who? Am sorry but flying blind on this one? Who should I call?
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Old 27.12.2014, 21:31
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

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Be patient. Christmas is not quite here yet!
And just like 3Wishes has predicted, Santa walked in with the Ho-Ho-Ho Bulldozer and gently and politely asked for CHF 400 a-la-carte plus moderately abusive CHF 200 in admin fees, a round CHF 600 for the joy of 16km/h over the limit (after 5km tolerance removed).

Somewhat relieved I am keeping my license and that I do not have the nasty letter "next time you sneeze on camera, you're paying with in blood"... Keeps the faith that clean driving record *is* considered when drawing the juice out of drivers.

Happy holidays, folks, drive safe
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

"The guy at the counter advised to expect a nasty letter with ballpark 600 cash penalty, 400 per pricelist plus 200-ish for admin fees justifying the existence of government hired vampires sucking taxpayer blood. He didn't go anywhere license suspension"

Wow, the guy was pretty much spot on!
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

Incredible how low speed limits are in Switzerland. Also, lots of variability in speed, sometimes it is 120km, 100km, 80km, even on a highway. Strange in a country with some much German influence, that the driving conditions are so different. Useful post here.
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Old 20.01.2015, 13:50
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Incredible how low speed limits are in Switzerland.
Not compared to the US, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Italy, etc.

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Not compared to the US, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Italy, etc.

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...and the UK (70mph is 112.65kph)...
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Not compared to the US, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Italy, etc.

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Considering how sparsely populated it is and how straight many of the roads are, I more astounded by how low the speed limits are in the US.
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Considering how sparsely populated it is and how straight many of the roads are, I more astounded by how low the speed limits are in the US.
Even more astounding is how the Police cars manage to avoid me seeing them !
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

I spend more time scanning for hidden man-portable tripod cameras, trailer speed cameras, fixed speed cameras, break a red light camera and looking at my speedometer. What I should be doing is observing for potential hazzards, pedestrians and other road users.

Just saying.
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I spend more time scanning for hidden man-portable tripod cameras, trailer speed cameras, fixed speed cameras, break a red light camera and looking at my speedometer. What I should be doing is observing for potential hazzards, pedestrians and other road users.

Just saying.
Buy yourself a car from 1974 - attached a big spike to the steering wheel - and remove the seat belt.

You'll have no problem sticking to the limits then!
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

Christmas came and went, so did Jan and almost Feb... and out of the blue, just as I had forgotten the pain of the CHF 600.-- penalty imposed for 16km/h above the limit, I got another letter today...

This time, it is from the Service de Vehicules Legal Department, reading along the lines of (loosely translated) "the police forwarded the case for your infraction of Sept 18th, you have 15 days to explain yourself if you wish to do so in writing. The legal repercussions may include taking away your license, or other and not overlapping with the already imposed penalties and administrative fees. Important things you may include in your letter are if you need the car for personal or professional purposes, if you has special circumstances related to the infraction, etc..."

I am wondering a few things here:

1) should the letter not read "if you dare" instead of "if you wish..."?
2) letter is dated 06 Feb, delivered today (the 17th) basically leaving a few of the prescribed 15 days allowed: is this not a gentle hint that skipping to reply is far better than actually writing anything?
3) I admit to the infraction, I was not paying attention and driving 66 in a 50 zone, under the impression I was in a 60 zone... I paid the 400 a-la-carte + the 200 admin fees already, so honestly baffled what is it they seek further??? Blood? My first-born in slavery? Dafuq?

Now, seriously and back on topic: I am the sole driver in the house, wife is due with our second in May, on the day of the infraction I was trying to get back to the office asap after the gyn was late 90min for our appointment, blah-blah-blah... What I am trying to say here is - despite all said and done, I just want this behind me and no more funking letters from anywhere.

So, what is your tip on this one: write back a one-pager saying "sorry, was rushing back to work after gyn visit with wife, two kids, good taxpayer, etc" or just brace and lay low?
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