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What were they thinking? [Aussie done for 200kph speeding]

They could just come here and have no respect for the road laws. Put them away and throw the key somewhere!
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Re: What were they thinking? [Aussie done for 200kph speeding]

I hope they will drop the soap
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Re: What were they thinking? [Aussie done for 200kph speeding]

Part of the article, roughly translated:
" According to the police, they now face imprisonment of one to four years. The Road Traffic Law imposes this punishment upon those who, by willfully breaking elementary traffic rules, [knowingly] enters into the risk of causing an accident that would involve serious injuries or deaths.

The penalty is specifically imposed when there is a particularly severe disregard of the maximum speed allowed, in the case of daring overtaking or participation in a non-approved race. The criteria are deemed to be fulfilled when a permissible maximum speed limit of 80 kilometers per hour is exceeded by at least 60 kilometers. This was clearly the case with all three men."

Their measured maximum speeds when they were caught were 203, 194 und 165 kmph, respectively.
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Re: What were they thinking? [Aussie done for 200kph speeding]

Why do these darn Swiss have to make a law for everything and often even stick to it? Must be a terribly boring country.

No risk no fun I say.



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Re: What were they thinking? [Aussie done for 200kph speeding]

If I read the article correctly, they've been released on bail. I doubt they'll be seen anytime soon.
Sometimes I don't understand the justice system - why do they release people on bail, when they're 99% sure of facing a prison sentence and have no links to this country? So they're going to spend tens of thousands on a court process when the guilty are absent and there's little chance of them ever serving a second in gaol or paying a single cent of fines. (Bangs head on wall).
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If I read the article correctly, they've been released on bail. I doubt they'll be seen anytime soon.
Sometimes I don't understand the justice system - why do they release people on bail, when they're 99% sure of facing a prison sentence and have no links to this country? So they're going to spend tens of thousands on a court process when the guilty are absent and there's little chance of them ever serving a second in gaol or paying a single cent of fines. (Bangs head on wall).
Maybe the court process would cost less than the prison.
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Re: What were they thinking? [Aussie done for 200kph speeding]

No risk no fun-and its not important that someone else might lose their life?
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Why do these darn Swiss have to make a law for everything and often even stick to it? Must be a terribly boring country.

No risk no fun I say.



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While I agree that they're likely to skip on their bail, I'd have liked to see a bail figure high enough that it would have been a penalty either way.
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Re: What were they thinking? [Aussie done for 200kph speeding]

18,000 CHF bail. Thats more than peanuts.
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Sometimes I don't understand the justice system - why do they release people on bail, when they're 99% sure of facing a prison sentence and have no links to this country? So they're going to spend tens of thousands on a court process when the guilty are absent and there's little chance of them ever serving a second in gaol or paying a single cent of fines. (Bangs head on wall).
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18,000 CHF bail. Thats more than peanuts.
6000 each. For a 20-year old and 21-year old who can afford a new Lambo or Ferrari, that's unlikely to hurt too much.
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6000 each. For a 20-year old and 21-year old who can afford a new Lambo or Ferrari, that's unlikely to hurt too much.
They were rentals.
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Re: What were they thinking? [Aussie done for 200kph speeding]

And if they skip bail then the police they will put out an international arrest warrant.
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Re: What were they thinking? [Aussie done for 200kph speeding]

Well, I would hope they also took their passports away from them.
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No risk no fun-and its not important that someone else might lose their life?
You are a big egotist!
Looks like you didn't read the bottom line of my post, right?
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And if they skip bail then the police they will put out an international arrest warrant.
Do you honestly think the police are going to bother with international arrest warrants and extradition procedures for an offence where nobody was hurt? They have much bigger fish to chase than 3 idiots from the other side of the globe just to fulfill your sense of justice...
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If I read the article correctly, they've been released on bail. I doubt they'll be seen anytime soon.
Sometimes I don't understand the justice system - why do they release people on bail, when they're 99% sure of facing a prison sentence and have no links to this country? So they're going to spend tens of thousands on a court process when the guilty are absent and there's little chance of them ever serving a second in gaol or paying a single cent of fines. (Bangs head on wall).
They payed 6K each. If they jump bail - which is expected - that money stays here. The court-case will be easy = some judge will do that on his desk in the office. They will not come back here as they're listed. So, problem nicely solved.

If they were put in custody until trial = costs money. Trial will have to be official in court with lawyers (which probably will have to be payed by the Swiss people, remember the cars were only rented, the guys may have little money), judge, associate judge maybe. Keeping them in jail costs money (and there's a lack of space there already), giving them the soap k and e wants them to drop will come from tax-money , if they get "Landesverweis" (deportation) three tickets will have to be payed from tax-money .....

Best thing is if they bugger off quickly. Never to be seen here again.
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They were rentals.
Which was a smart move on their part, and it might be a clue that their shenanigans were premeditated. Nevermind that shipping cars like this from Oz to Europe would've costed more than renting them here, there is the whole issue of getting the cars confiscated if the perps are caught.

My gut feeling is that they pretty much got away with it. As long as they don't set foot in Switzerland for 10 years (I believe that's the statute of limitations), they'll not serve time or pay fines.
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Do you honestly think the police are going to bother with international arrest warrants and extradition procedures for an offence where nobody was hurt? They have much bigger fish to chase than 3 idiots from the other side of the globe just to fulfill your sense of justice...
If the crime is worth that prison sentence, it seems like it's worthy a little extra paperwork.
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you got to be stupid to speed in Switzerland given how well cameras are hidden. You have no chance to see this camera and is right in front of you. However in the case of these racers they probably dont care much about hidden cameras thus the cameras do not always contribute o public safety
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you got to be stupid to speed in Switzerland given how well cameras are hidden.
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thus the cameras do not always contribute o public safety
That's the point. There could be cameras anywhere, and without warning.
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