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Speeding Tickets

My wife has received two speeding tickets from Geneve, It was her car but being driven by our Ex Au-pair, who has now returned home to Australia.
One is dated 28 MAY 06, the other 02 NOV 2005.
Question? Is there a time limit for sending out offence tickets? (How many more may we/she have coming?)
Under swiss law are we liable for her tickets?
The car is registered in France, Has a new agreement been put in place between the two countries to swap information since both were sent to our home address.
If anyone can help with this I would feel better prepared to go and try and sort it out!

Thanks Harry.
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Old 20.11.2006, 13:06
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Re: Speeding Tickets

as registered owner you are of course liable. There are agreements between Swizterland and the neighbouring countries for speeding tickets.

I'd send the thing back with the au-pair's Aussie name and address...
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Re: Speeding Tickets

Do as suggested, include and explanatory letter or even the police office where you need to send it and explain. Hope you have the Au Pairs Address details though.

My Brother in Law from the UK did the same to me earlier this year. No problem if you can give the offenders Name and Address, they will just re-issue the ticket to that address.

She wont get back into CH without paying it.
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Re: Speeding Tickets

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given the nature of the checks at the border in the car, I doubt this is the case.

given the nature of checks at the airport, you'd have to be unlucky to get something more than the standard look at the passport.

It is, after all, simply a Pay And Go Faster tax
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Old 20.11.2006, 14:13
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Re: Speeding Tickets

If you have unpaid fines and go to stay in a hotel the police will come to find you. Those little slips that you fill in when you register are collected by the police and checked, if you have anything outstanding then they come looking for you. Happened to a guy visiting a friend when I lived in Neuchatel, the police came into a nightlub to arrest him. His unpaid fines were all related to driving.
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Re: Speeding Tickets

Thank you for the replies, clearly since she failed to pay for her ski hire last season I am going to end up picking up this tab as well! In England where points are involved the police have to send the ticket within three weeks. Is there no limit here?

Border security on the road is lax, At Bardonnex they are only checking the vignette so as to raise money! At the airport securityis finally getting better and they read some of the passports!

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Re: Speeding Tickets

given her history, I'd nominate her for those tickets and more if they come
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Argggggg, just got another ticket....
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Re: Speeding

Take the train instead?
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Re: Speeding

It does not go there, venue was in France up the mountain.
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Re: Speeding

Welcome to the club, I've been fined 6 times in one year in Zürich....don't even THINK about parking one second more than the alloted time in the blue zones, don't even THINK about rushing an orange light, don't even THINK about driving too fast. I'm starting to think it's the Swiss police's job to make money for the state...nothing better to do I guess.
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Re: Speeding

How about keeping to the speed limit? It works for me
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Re: Speeding

I got flashed in Lille on the way over from Dover last Sat.

No ticket arrived yet, but I might drive back avoiding France if you get my drift.

Trouble was I was driving and watching the road not the limits as it was a unfamiliar road to me.

My bad though, I'll pay the fine and move on!
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Re: Speeding Tickets

how much are tickets for, let's say, around 10 km over?
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how much are tickets for, let's say, around 10 km over?
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40chf normally
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Re: Speeding Tickets

in the city? This is my second driving day in Zurich and I already got flashed. If I am driving a rental car and am here for a couple of months on a US licence, how do I get the ticket? where do they send it?
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in the city? This is my second driving day in Zurich and I already got flashed. If I am driving a rental car and am here for a couple of months on a US licence, how do I get the ticket? where do they send it?
Either the rental car will debit your credit card plus about 100 USD for their time, or they send it directly to you if it's a serious offence. Either way you'll get it sooner or later.
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in the city? This is my second driving day in Zurich and I already got flashed. If I am driving a rental car and am here for a couple of months on a US licence, how do I get the ticket? where do they send it?
They'll send it back to your US address for you, the rental company will give your address to them and charge you for it.

Welcome to Switzerland.
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They'll send it back to your US address for you, the rental company will give your address to them and charge you for it.

Welcome to Switzerland.
This totally sucks, considering the speed limit wasn't posted. So the rental company will charge me a 100US to just give my address? What if the address on my US licence is not current? Should I correct it when I return the car?
So, from what you are saying, I am looking at about 140 CHF or more?
I am driving like a snail from now on.
thanks guys.

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Either the rental car will debit your credit card plus about 100 USD for their time, or they send it directly to you if it's a serious offence. Either way you'll get it sooner or later.
What is considered a serious offence?
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