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I would presume that "ausser strasse" means an out of town road, i.e. 80 kph.

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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

I got flashed returning from vacation just outside Zurich on the highway - was on a slip road which I thought was 80 but then saw the sign saying 60.
May seem like an obvious question but does the flash mean 100% that I'll get a letter. I've been reading through this thread and now I'm really scared of how much of a fine I can expect
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I got flashed returning from vacation just outside Zurich on the highway - was on a slip road which I thought was 80 but then saw the sign saying 60.
May seem like an obvious question but does the flash mean 100% that I'll get a letter. I've been reading through this thread and now I'm really scared of how much of a fine I can expect
Here's a handy table to calculate your fine.
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

How long does it usually take them to send out a letter? It happened on 29th Dec
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

So if I'm reading the table right 1-25km/hr over the speed limit on the autobahn is an ordnungsbussenverfahren?
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

so under 400chf?
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How long does it usually take them to send out a letter? It happened on 29th Dec
Dunno. The last fine my husband got took about a month but it was just a CHF 40 jobbie not a whopper. Maybe the bigger fines go through a different admin procedure?
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Old 07.01.2019, 15:19
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How long does it usually take them to send out a letter? It happened on 29th Dec
Last time I got flashed in Zurich it took more than a month.
So don't relax too soon. Start saving up and use the time to check the SBB time table.
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

Surely I won't loose my license?
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Surely I won't loose my license?
For being less than 25 km/h over on the Autobahn? No, you won't.
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Surely I won't loose my license?
Relax
The worst that may await you is a 1-month suspension, and even that seems rather unlikely.

If your speedo showed (exactly) 80km/h when you got flashed, your real speed was probably more like 75km/h (or a couple less). The measurement device's imprecision and the safety margin that's deducted usually work in your favor, too. Bottom line is, you'll probably get fined for 10-14km/h above the limit (even less if you're lucky).

60km/h on a slip usually means you're no longer (or not yet) on the Autobahn/Autostrasse, so it should count as "innerorts" (if it was "ausserorts" the limit should be 80km/h). But still, the 10-14 range is handled with an anonymous fine that costs less than 260 CHF.

If you were speeding for 15-19km/h, you may get the license temporarily suspended, but I think 1 month is the most you, presumably a first offender, needs to brace for. Even in this worst case you won't lose it, just a temporary suspension.
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So if I'm reading the table right 1-25km/hr over the speed limit on the autobahn is an ordnungsbussenverfahren?
This is the serious speeding thread. We do not care about such petty Ordnungsbussen thing

You said "slipway" that might be Autobahn/Autostrasse, or Ausserorts (
Outside built-up areas ), or even innerorts if you wer unlucky.
https://www.ch.ch/en/driving-over-speed-limit/

Can you say where exactly it happened? Google Maps link for example.
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

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I got flashed returning from vacation just outside Zurich on the highway - was on a slip road which I thought was 80 but then saw the sign saying 60.
May seem like an obvious question but does the flash mean 100% that I'll get a letter. I've been reading through this thread and now I'm really scared of how much of a fine I can expect
Yes, you‘ll get a letter sooner or later. Don‘t be afraid of fines, be afraid if you get more than 2-3 fines for speeding. I have to go through medical control to get my license back. And that costs a lot as well.
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Yes, you‘ll get a letter sooner or later. Don‘t be afraid of fines, be afraid if you get more than 2-3 fines for speeding. I have to go through medical control to get my license back. And that costs a lot as well.
You can get 100 fines for speeding; as long as they are for relatively minor offences, they won't have any impact on your licence. There is no points system here. The cantonal police forces will thank you for your valued contributions to their coffers.

If you've had to undergo a psychiatric or medical evaluation, you must have done something reasonably serious.
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You can get 100 fines for speeding; as long as they are for relatively minor offences, they won't have any impact on your licence. There is no points system here. The cantonal police forces will thank you for your valued contributions to their coffers.

If you've had to undergo a psychiatric or medical evaluation, you must have done something reasonably serious.
Although if they are too frequent, they do take additional steps. A colleague of mine was a bit lead-footed in his first 4 months here and picked up 3 "minor" speeding fines a few weeks apart. The third one saw his licence go for a month's holiday...
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

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A 56-year-old Australian man is facing jail for speeding in canton Zug back in 2015.

Three years ago, he rented a sports car and was flashed at 107 kph in a 50 zone. He then left the country.

At the end of last month, he returned and was immediately arrested at passport control at Geneva airport. He had to pay a deposit of CHF 8,000 just to stay out of jail. He can’t leave the country until a court hearing and he could be sentenced to a year locked up.
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Most countries run airline passenger lists against wanted lists.

Some 25 years ago an ex-colleague was arrested in Heathrow on returning from working for some years in the US; that was also for a serious traffic offence!
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Switzerland doesn’t require APIS (Advance Passenger Information System) data from incoming passengers. But a simple scan of the passport will reveal if there are any outstanding judicial requests.
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

Can't find an answer

Wife driving, just speeding so got CHF 40 fine. No problem, expected it.
I'm registered owner, so fine comes to me.

Of course, we've paid it.

But do I really need to tell them it was Mrs. gbn driving? Do they care?
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Most countries run airline passenger lists against wanted lists.

Some 25 years ago an ex-colleague was arrested in Heathrow on returning from working for some years in the US; that was also for a serious traffic offence!
I know 2 people who've been picked up coming back into switzerland for old trraffic offences, one at the airport and one at basel road check.

The one at basel had his (expensive) car impounded as well as fines and passport taken.
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Can't find an answer

Wife driving, just speeding so got CHF 40 fine. No problem, expected it.
I'm registered owner, so fine comes to me.

Of course, we've paid it.

But do I really need to tell them it was Mrs. gbn driving? Do they care?
No. Once the fine is paid, the matter is dealt with. End of.
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