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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

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Doesn't look like a speed camera to me. If you didn't see a flash then you should be ok.
Thanks for the fast response. I'll just wait then with more hope.
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Old 29.10.2015, 11:16
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

It is a simple video camera.
AFAIK all speed cameras in Switzerland have a flash.
There is no website where you can check if you got flashed.
The Geneva Police could not help as it happened in Canton Bern.
The car is not banned to drive, it would be the driver.
A ban from the Swiss authorities would be for Switzerland only.
Swiss authorities may inform the French.
Id do not know if the French authorities will issue a ban based on the Swiss information. See French Code de la route, Article L224: http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affich...Texte=20151029
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

As an example: Speed trap in a tunnel:
https://goo.gl/maps/WmBAsWMhqaK2
The one in the other direction is more sneaky and hidden in the ceiling. But it flashes. I cannot link it on street view as it is "near" a School or Kindergarten.
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Old 29.10.2015, 11:38
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

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Map of radar traps in Europe. You need to zoom in, to south east from Bern. There are radars in Interlaken and Sachseln, but none listed at Brienzwiler.

http://www.radarfalle.de/radarfallen/karte.php

The camera in your Google maps photo is used for monitoring accidents in the tunnel. Maybe the sun light was reflected off a coach/bus windows, travelling in the opposite direction, and you saw a white flash? Most radar cameras here have a red flash.

However: if you saw a red flash, then it might have been a local moveable radar trap. If you were driving at more than 35 kph above the limit on the Autobahn, you will be prosecuted.
http://www.englishforum.ch/transportation-driving/168305-serious-speeding-new-law-new-fines.html

You can't do anything about this until you get a letter from the authorities.
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

It doesn't look like a speed camera to me.
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

Hi everybody. Today I was stopped on the autobahn by an unmarked police car doing 160(as told by police) in a 100 zone. After a brief and pleasant conversation I was told that Strassenverkehrsamt will get in touch with me. Does anyone know if I will get a driving ban also? If so then for how long? Thanks!
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Old 06.11.2015, 01:25
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

If this was your first offence they tend to be lenient, so it is hard to say.
If not according to the book then could be a minimum of 3 months ban plus a fine of around 70 days of your average daily wage.
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If this was your first offence they tend to be lenient, so it is hard to say.
If not according to the book then could be a minimum of 3 months ban plus a fine of around 70 days of your average daily wage.
Yeah, It's written in the first post. I should read more carefully before posting.
Thanks, though!
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Old 09.11.2015, 22:40
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

Update on someone I know who was caught 50kmh over in an 80 zone (after deductions).

Licence taken away on the spot.
Turns out they have been banned a number of times before - last time for 2 years - with licence back just under 3 years back.

Received notification the ban is permanent - although they can request psychological evaluation after a minimum of 5 years. There is a 400chf fee for them caring for the licence for the time.

No news on the fine or court fees yet.
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

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Update on someone I know who was caught 50kmh over in an 80 zone (after deductions).

Licence taken away on the spot.
Turns out they have been banned a number of times before - last time for 2 years - with licence back just under 3 years back.

Received notification the ban is permanent - although they can request psychological evaluation after a minimum of 5 years. There is a 400chf fee for them caring for the licence for the time.

No news on the fine or court fees yet.
So what are you going to do with your cars now?

Tom
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Update on someone I know who was caught 50kmh over in an 80 zone (after deductions).

Licence taken away on the spot.
Turns out they have been banned a number of times before - last time for 2 years - with licence back just under 3 years back.

Received notification the ban is permanent - although they can request psychological evaluation after a minimum of 5 years. There is a 400chf fee for them caring for the licence for the time.

No news on the fine or court fees yet.
plural
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

pluralis majestatis?
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Old 09.11.2015, 23:36
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It was Queen Victoria?!?
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It was Queen Victoria?!?
did you guys just take a walk with California Dreamer?
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Old 10.11.2015, 07:39
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So what are you going to do with your cars now?

Tom
Not me - I'm not dumb enough to do an indicated 140kmh (actual 130kmh) in an 80kmh get caught
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Old 10.11.2015, 08:42
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Re: Serious Speeding - New law, new fines.

It would appear they don't have the mental capabilities to drive a car in the manner required by the law or to appreciate the consequences if they don't so a permanent ban seems like a good idea to me.
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Update on someone I know who was caught 50kmh over in an 80 zone (after deductions).

Licence taken away on the spot.
Turns out they have been banned a number of times before - last time for 2 years - with licence back just under 3 years back.

Received notification the ban is permanent - although they can request psychological evaluation after a minimum of 5 years. There is a 400chf fee for them caring for the licence for the time.

No news on the fine or court fees yet.
christ a life ban, thats amazing. even after a 2 year ban, a life ban is amazing.
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Old 10.11.2015, 09:51
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christ a life ban, thats amazing. even after a 2 year ban, a life ban is amazing.
As Tom1234 says it is clearly a case where the STVA does not believe the person is capable of driving responsibly. The hoops that then need to be jumped through are insane - and will require psychological assessment and additional driving lessons. The ban is the tip of the iceberg though.
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christ a life ban, thats amazing. even after a 2 year ban, a life ban is amazing.
Why? If they don't accept the responsibilities that come with the right to drive, they should lose that right before they kill someone.
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