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Old 20.03.2017, 09:40
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Caught doing 140 or 150km in 100km zone autobahn

Hi my fellow EF mates,


I have unfortunately been caught driving around 140-150 (cant remember) in a 100 zone on the autobahn. Unfortunately I had a moments lapse in concentration. Alot on my plate at the moment - ie: wife pregnant. Of course thats no excuse.


This is my first serious traffic violation.


  1. What am I to expect here? 3 months ban and large fine? Or I have to go to court?
  2. As I have an Australian drivers license which was never taken away from me, can I use this to drive in Germany or any other country?
  3. My wife has opted to put her down as the culprit as she never drives but has a drivers license and shes pregnant. So I wish thinking we could put her down as the driver. Is this a possibility?


Many thanks


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Old 20.03.2017, 09:45
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Hi my fellow EF mates,


I have unfortunately been caught driving around 140-150 (cant remember) in a 100 zone on the autobahn. Unfortunately I had a moments lapse in concentration. Alot on my plate at the moment - ie: wife pregnant. Of course thats no excuse.


This is my first serious traffic violation.


  1. What am I to expect here? 3 months ban and large fine? Or I have to go to court?
  2. As I have an Australian drivers license which was never taken away from me, can I use this to drive in Germany or any other country?
  3. My wife has opted to put her down as the culprit as she never drives but has a drivers license and shes pregnant. So I wish thinking we could put her down as the driver. Is this a possibility?


Many thanks


Gee

1) Something like that yes, at least quite a substantial fine
3) Cool, not only speeding but also trying to circumvent the law? Don´t they take those nice pictures here?? Your choice again but I think that if it gets noted that you were driving and not your wife there might be an extra penalty to pay
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This is my first serious traffic violation.
  1. What am I to expect here? 3 months ban and large fine? Or I have to go to court?
  2. As I have an Australian drivers license which was never taken away from me, can I use this to drive in Germany or any other country?
  3. My wife has opted to put her down as the culprit as she never drives but has a drivers license and shes pregnant. So I wish thinking we could put her down as the driver. Is this a possibility?
Because compounding the problem is the best way forward.

Man up - take the fine (google EF for an approximate amount) and possible ban (google EF for an approximate amount)
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Old 20.03.2017, 09:46
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Hi my fellow EF mates,


I have unfortunately been caught driving around 140-150 (cant remember) in a 100 zone on the autobahn. Unfortunately I had a moments lapse in concentration. Alot on my plate at the moment - ie: wife pregnant. Of course thats no excuse.


This is my first serious traffic violation.


  1. What am I to expect here? 3 months ban and large fine? Or I have to go to court?
  2. As I have an Australian drivers license which was never taken away from me, can I use this to drive in Germany or any other country?
  3. My wife has opted to put her down as the culprit as she never drives but has a drivers license and shes pregnant. So I wish thinking we could put her down as the driver. Is this a possibility?


Many thanks


Gee
If it goes to court they will have a photo. I am sure the penalty for attempting to pervert the course of justice are severe in CH. A very bad idea to try.
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Old 20.03.2017, 09:48
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Re: Caught doing 140 or 150km in 100km zone autobahn

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.
Repeat offences

If you are caught speeding repeatedly, you will be banned from driving for a much longer period. In the case of excessive speeding violations, you will be banned from driving until it has been decided whether to permanently disqualify you. In addition, you will be assessed by a psychologist to see whether you are fit to drive.
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Old 20.03.2017, 09:49
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Re: Caught doing 140 or 150km in 100km zone autobahn

Thought I'd ask......Ill just take it on the chin. A lesson learnt.


Maybe they will find it in there pure swiss hearts to be lenient as it was my first serious offense. Or maybe not....
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Old 20.03.2017, 09:54
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Thought I'd ask......Ill just take it on the chin. A lesson learnt.


Maybe they will find it in there pure swiss hearts to be lenient as it was my first serious offense. Or maybe not....
Could you remind the audience just how lenient the Oz cops are on speeding?
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Old 20.03.2017, 09:54
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Re: Caught doing 140 or 150km in 100km zone autobahn

They only do lenience for specific real reasons, like a medical emergency - first offense isn't an excuse, unless you want to claim you "didn't know" to which the only reasonable response is to make you re-sit the driving test.

The process is more the opposite - fines and bans are (IMO) fairly reasonable as a deterent, increasing in severity if you do it again and show you didn't learn.
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Old 20.03.2017, 09:55
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Re: Caught doing 140 or 150km in 100km zone autobahn

You're straddling the line between a fine plus notice on your record and an outright ban (e.g. 3 months). Hopefully it will just be the former but either way take it like a man and concentrate on the more important events coming up.

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Could you remind the audience just how lenient the Oz cops are on speeding?


Would have lost my license and banned for most probably a year LOL.


Nevertheless, at least in Oz they warn you about 3 times before approaching a speed camera :P
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Old 20.03.2017, 09:57
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You're straddling the line between a fine plus notice on your record and an outright ban (e.g. 3 months). Hopefully it will just be the former but either way take it like a man and concentrate on the more important events coming up.

Good luck


How long does the record stand for? Is it forever or only a period of time?
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How long does the record stand for? Is it forever or only a period of time?
Nothing is forever, I believe its three years (recorded on some federal register in Bern).
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Re: Caught doing 140 or 150km in 100km zone autobahn

I think the biggest problem you are facing, if I understood correctly, is that you still have an Aussie licence.

As I understand the law, you have to have had swapped it for a Swiss one in the first year that you are here. It looks like you have been here since at least 2010.
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Old 20.03.2017, 10:01
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I think the biggest problem you are facing, if I understood correctly, is that you still have an Aussie licence.

As I understand the law, you have to have had swapped it for a Swiss one in the first year that you are here. It looks like you have been here since at least 2010.
I understood that his Aussie licence was never taken away, the way it usually works when you swap for a Swiss one.
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I think the biggest problem you are facing, if I understood correctly, is that you still have an Aussie licence.

As I understand the law, you have to have had swapped it for a Swiss one in the first year that you are here. It looks like you have been here since at least 2010.
Uh oh I smell trouble..
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I understood that his Aussie licence was never taken away, the way it usually works when you swap for a Swiss one.
......but is it still valid?
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Old 20.03.2017, 10:02
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I think the biggest problem you are facing, if I understood correctly, is that you still have an Aussie licence.

As I understand the law, you have to have had swapped it for a Swiss one in the first year that you are here. It looks like you have been here since at least 2010.


When I first arrived back in 2011, they didnt take my Aus license away. They just put a sticker on it saying "not to be used in Switzerland". Subsequently I have renewed my Aus license (As I do not want to lose it) since then and still have it.
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  1. What am I to expect here? 3 months ban and large fine? Or I have to go to court?
  2. As I have an Australian drivers license which was never taken away from me, can I use this to drive in Germany or any other country?
  3. My wife has opted to put her down as the culprit as she never drives but has a drivers license and shes pregnant. So I wish thinking we could put her down as the driver. Is this a possibility?
How long are you in Switzerland? I believe your foreign driving licence is only valid one year after coming to Switzerland. (Correct me if I'm wrong)

Edit: Nevermind, was answered.
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Nothing is forever, I believe its three years (recorded on some federal register in Bern).
IIRK from all the parework I translated for hubby's boss (a habitual speeder) it is two years.

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I think the biggest problem you are facing, if I understood correctly, is that you still have an Aussie licence.

As I understand the law, you have to have had swapped it for a Swiss one in the first year that you are here. It looks like you have been here since at least 2010.
I understood it as they gave him back the Aussie licence when they issued the Swiss one. The Aussie licence is no longer valid for driving in Switzerland in that case but may be valid for driving in Oz and elsewhere. ( this varies depending on the rules in the specific countries)
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Re: Caught doing 140 or 150km in 100km zone autobahn

Thanks to all.




Looks like I am expected to a) go to court or b) large fine and ban for 3months.
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