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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

A British tourist on his way home was caught down the road doing 160 last year. He lost his car and license- but never heard anymore. Would love to know what happened.

Mind you, this is on a stretch of road where I experienced 200 km/hr in 1967ish - in my BF's dad's Mustang Shelby. Sadly he was driving, not me
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Old 08.02.2019, 14:11
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Mind you, this is on a stretch of road where I experienced 200 km/hr in 1967ish - in my BF's dad's Mustang Shelby. Sadly he was driving, not me
From the good ol' pre-Ford days! Well played.

I'm slightly dubious about an early model Shelby Mustang getting to 125 mph on Swiss roads in the mid-60s, but then again, if it was a (rare) '67 GT 500 with the ridiculous 427 cu in motor...
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Old 08.02.2019, 14:19
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this is on a stretch of road where I experienced 200 km/hr in 1967ish - in my BF's dad's Mustang Shelby. Sadly he was driving, not me
Was it this stretch of road?



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But do I really need to tell them it was Mrs. gbn driving? Do they care?



There again............, fancy few days peace and quiet
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Wife driving, just speeding so got CHF 40 fine. No problem, expected it.
I'm registered owner, so fine comes to me.
Wrong thread Please come back when you get a court summons, police invite, etc.

Simple fines are anonymous. Pay and forget.
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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

In February 2018, I was caught by a speed camera travelling at 118 kph in an section of motorway where the limit had been temporarily reduced from 120 to 80. I live in the UK and received correspondence containing a 360 CHF fine and a 3 month disqualification. I paid the fine and served the disqualification. On arrival at Zurich next time in February 2019, I was detained by police on the basis of an unpaid speeding fine. Apparently the fine Iíd paid was for the disqualification, 120 CHF per month, not for speeding. The Swiss authorities donít send correspondence relating to speeding fines to addresses outside Switzerland, they merely detain you the next time you enter the country. I was fined 1,100 CHF which I had to pay to be released from detention. I was given an email address to contact to appeal the the fine. I believe Swiss speeding fines are means tested. I sent an email and in response the authorities will send me a punishment order which I have the opportunity to object in which case I would have to appear at the Public Prosecutor's Office Lake / Oberland for the purpose of a written survey. This would be cost prohibitive so Iíll have to write the whole thing off as an unfortunate, unpleasant, expensive, experience.
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In February 2018, I was caught by a speed camera travelling at 118 kph in an section of motorway where the limit had been temporarily reduced from 120 to 80. I live in the UK and received correspondence containing a 360 CHF fine and a 3 month disqualification. I paid the fine and served the disqualification. On arrival at Zurich next time in February 2019, I was detained by police on the basis of an unpaid speeding fine. Apparently the fine I’d paid was for the disqualification, 120 CHF per month, not for speeding. The Swiss authorities don’t send correspondence relating to speeding fines to addresses outside Switzerland, they merely detain you the next time you enter the country. I was fined 1,100 CHF which I had to pay to be released from detention. I was given an email address to contact to appeal the the fine. I believe Swiss speeding fines are means tested. I sent an email and in response the authorities will send me a punishment order which I have the opportunity to object in which case I would have to appear at the Public Prosecutor's Office Lake / Oberland for the purpose of a written survey. This would be cost prohibitive so I’ll have to write the whole thing off as an unfortunate, unpleasant, expensive, experience.
Yup Switzerland is known for hammering motorists with fines both the locals and tourists. 20 days salary is the recommendation according to the table on the first page. (38kph over on the Autobahn)

I managed to get a speeding fine in France, the french banned and fined me then the Swiss charged me more than the French to process the paperwork.

Forget objecting.. You'll never win. Just take it as a unfortunate series of events.

Note:- I'm wrong it's now even higher..

https://www.ch.ch/en/driving-over-speed-limit/

If you exceed the speed limit by 25 km/h in built-up areas, 30 km/h out of built-up areas or by 35 km/h on the motorway, the offence will be entered into the register of criminal convictions and will be appear for a certain period on extracts from the register.

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Re: Serious Speeding - the law, the fines.

Got one today from Uri. Chf 68k suspended for 2 years and 11k to pay now. 121 on the motorway - didnít notice it had gone down to 80.
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