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Old 24.04.2017, 18:01
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

The chance of them not having a photo is ZERO.

How else would they have found you?

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Old 24.04.2017, 18:16
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The chance of them not having a photo is ZERO.

How else would they have found you?

Tom
Well, the identification goes via the number plate. And I just noticed, so many of those things still only flash you from behind. Even the new ones they put up on my way to town.
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Old 24.04.2017, 18:19
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Well, the identification goes via the number plate.
By taking a picture.

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Old 24.04.2017, 18:26
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By taking a picture.

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.... of the number plate
back to square 1
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Old 24.04.2017, 18:28
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

Well, I wouldn't risk it.

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Old 24.04.2017, 18:56
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

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it's not about anyone taking the rap, we genuinely don't remember who was driving, we were out as a family, this comes of life with 2 young children...

Thanks for the helpful replies, we screwed up, we know we did, it's not nice when some people take this as an opportunity to add to your anxiety about the situation.
Tell that your kids were driving...
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

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Is being caught the stupid part or the doing it? I get going over this much on a motorway but in residential zones it is beyond me....
I wasn't going to make excuses but this particular road runs right next to the motorway, (with the very high barriers) there are no houses on the other side, and no access roads until you get to a set of traffic lights. I've since been comparing it to all other 50 limits i'm in and it seems very out of place!

You're right, driving that fast was stupid, but we all do it now and again in certain circumstances...
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Old 24.04.2017, 19:14
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You're right, driving that fast was stupid, but we all do it now and again in certain circumstances...
Do we?
Or are you just trying to make yourself feel better?

(Here is a hint: put down the shovel)
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Old 24.04.2017, 19:21
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Tell that your kids were driving...
"A 12-year-old boy who was apparently trying to drive across Australia has been stopped by police 1,300km (800 miles) into his journey."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39663424

"An eight-year old boy in Ohio safely drove his little sister to McDonald's after learning to drive from YouTube, local news report."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39587853

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Old 24.04.2017, 19:24
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Do we?
Or are you just trying to make yourself feel better?

(Here is a hint: put down the shovel)
Yeah, well, there were times ..... but the point is if you do - purposely or absent mindedly - man up, take the fine/punishment and don't argue. And before you do it again make up your mind if it's worth it.

It's what I did even when I was very young (womaned up? Ah an other discrimination subject, LOL). I never bothered to even pick up that shovel.
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Old 24.04.2017, 19:44
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You're right, driving that fast was stupid, but we all do it now and again in certain circumstances...
You're right at some point we all do it, either deliberately or by being distracted, missing sign, but in Switzerland you tend to only do it once given the financial penalties.
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Old 24.04.2017, 20:06
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You're right at some point we all do it, either deliberately or by being distracted, missing sign, but in Switzerland you tend to only do it once given the financial penalties.
I wouldn't try it in the UK either. Fines just went up today.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39686894
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Old 24.04.2017, 20:59
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

My parents' car actually "reads" the speed signs and beeps at you when you go over. If you are really that easily distracted and believe that keeping an eye on the speedo is detrimental to your superior driving style, I suggest you get a car that does that or get yourself a GA instead.

Possibly also stay away from powerful, "comfortable" cars, as it's much harder to gauge speed in them without looking at the speedo. At least that's my experience and would be the one situation where I could envisage not being able to tell the difference between 50 and 80.

Finally, this may just be control freaks like me but wouldn't it be smart to check out how a country's highway code works before you drive there? People who are surprised at how harsh the Swiss system is AFTER they get caught, well, that's just shoddy preparation.
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Old 24.04.2017, 21:06
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My parents' car actually "reads" the speed signs and beeps at you when you go over.
Seriously? How reliable is that? And in different countries?

My navi mooo's at me when I go over. It is so darn annoying that I actually slow down (which is why I keep it on moooing ).
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Old 24.04.2017, 21:08
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Seriously? How reliable is that? And in different countries?

My navi mooo's at me when I go over. It is so darn annoying that I actually slow down (which is why I keep it on moooing ).
You have the "moo" as well?

How does that work Kittster? My TT moos when I´m over a certain amount of kilometers but it doesn´t adapt to speed limits
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Old 24.04.2017, 21:09
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Seriously? How reliable is that? And in different countries?

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Probably more reliable than using your own eye sight - car computers don't get distracted by fighting kids, cute baby cows in a field by the road, mobiel phones, car radio, your partner, that BMW driver tail-gating you etc.
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Old 24.04.2017, 21:25
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You have the "moo" as well?

How does that work Kittster? My TT moos when I´m over a certain amount of kilometers but it doesn´t adapt to speed limits
Nope, my job is to slow down so it goes back to ruminating.
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Old 24.04.2017, 21:36
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Seriously? How reliable is that? And in different countries?

My navi mooo's at me when I go over. It is so darn annoying that I actually slow down (which is why I keep it on moooing ).
The system adjusts automatically depending on which country you happen to be driving in at the time.

If your car has cruise control as well, then there's no excuse for speeding.

You haven't got the top model TT (TomTom) roegner. Ours rings (bells not moos) when we're over and picks up on the speed limit changes too. Best feature is the "danger zones" in France - radar traps to you and me, but because it's not allowed to "spot" them in France the TomTom gives you around a 2km stretch of road where a radar trap is placed.

While all these things are useful, what with the bells, pings, dings, dongs, etc, going off for various driving functions it can be quite annoying at times as well. You should hear them when parked up on a ferry. Sensors going off front, back, all 4 corners !
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Old 24.04.2017, 22:08
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You're right at some point we all do it, either deliberately or by being distracted, missing sign, but in Switzerland you tend to only do it once given the financial penalties.
Rubbish.

I've spent more in a single year in the US than 10 in CH!

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Old 25.04.2017, 01:12
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The chance of them not having a photo is ZERO.

How else would they have found you?

Tom
A readable number plate is not the same as an identifiable driver, and of course numbers can be mis-read. I'm not saying at all this happened, and I agree the chance is slim but it's non-zero. A strong reflection on the windshield may do the trick, or something as trivial as a spot on the lens.

Or an RHD car (just saying).

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