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Clearing Up a Swiss Traffic Ticket

Hi All: When my Dad was here in Switzerland last summer, he rented a car from Hertz. Now, just a few days ago, he received a notice from Hertz that they had given his contact information to the Swiss authorities because of a traffic violation that "was alleged to have occurred." My Dad contacted Hertz, and they were unable to help (other than charging him a fee for giving his name to the gov't!).

My Dad wants to clear up the ticket and pay whatever fine is involved. His question is: How does he go about finding information on how to do this? He does not know where to start and does not speak German. Any suggestions?

He doesn't have any idea what the ticket is for. Presumably a video-cop of some kind.
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Hi All: When my Dad was here in Switzerland last summer, he rented a car from Hertz. Now, just a few days ago, he received a notice from Hertz that they had given his contact information to the Swiss authorities because of a traffic violation that "was alleged to have occurred." My Dad contacted Hertz, and they were unable to help (other than charging him a fee for giving his name to the gov't!).

My Dad wants to clear up the ticket and pay whatever fine is involved. His question is: How does he go about finding information on how to do this? He does not know where to start and does not speak German. Any suggestions?

He doesn't have any idea what the ticket is for. Presumably a video-cop of some kind.
There's loads of threads on this, in short he needs to:
1. Wait for the ticket to arrive from the Swiss police
2. Pay it
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Re: Clearing Up a Swiss Traffic Ticket

I forgot to add that he lives in the US.

Thanks in advance for any insights!
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Re: Clearing Up a Swiss Traffic Ticket

Tell your Dad to wait until he gets a letter from the Swiss Authorities. There is nothing that you really can do other than wait and then take things step by step.
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Wait and start saving money
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Re: Clearing Up a Swiss Traffic Ticket

Yeah, it's strange that he would hear nothing until 8 months later, and still hasn't heard from the gov't.

In the meantime does this affect his ability to come into the country? He is planning to visit me later this year...
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Re: Clearing Up a Swiss Traffic Ticket

just wait until they contact him. Until he's not paid something and he's not been accused of anything yet.

If it is just a speeding ticket and he's a US resident, they might just drop it. So don't worry until something drops through his door
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