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It is not just a 'customs' issue (as per neg rep from St2Leman) - but about a car which is not legal in Switzerland (eg not standard model) and which has never had official check re mechanics, brakes, etc / MFK - and could be unsafe after lying around for some time. No idea how old the car is. No idea either if OP is EU or non-EU, etc - and already on 'probation' for speeding. Anyone on 'probation' would have been speeding big time.
Yeh. I missed the 80 sign on a 120 road... stupid and stupid. But the road was empty, I was thinking about some stuff and I won't do it again. Ever.
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Re: Whats the punishment for driving a foreign car?

Just out of interest, why don't you just buy a Swiss registered car and relieve yourself of this hassle?
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Old 19.08.2020, 09:16
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Re: Whats the punishment for driving a foreign car?

It has sentimental values to me... Already got a swiss car. This is more of a truck... Its never on the highways anymore. But sure. you are right!

Tried to import it, but its to old, not enough original parts anymore... 1980s english farmer truck.
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Old 19.08.2020, 09:20
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It is not just a 'customs' issue (as per neg rep from St2Leman) - but about a car which is not legal in Switzerland (eg not standard model) and which has never had official check re mechanics, brakes, etc / MFK - and could be unsafe after lying around for some time. No idea how old the car is. No idea either if OP is EU or non-EU, etc - and already on 'probation' for speeding. Anyone on 'probation' would have been speeding big time.

YO

Car needs to be legal in the country of REGISTRATION

Again, this is a customs violation, you can put your torch down
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e... 1980s english farmer truck.
We need a photo.
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Re: Whats the punishment for driving a foreign car?

How long has it been left idle and when was the last UK MOT? Is that MOT still valid. Which UK insurance has told you that their insurance is still valid if you are permanently resident in Switzerland.


So Customs' issue, yes- but possibly a lot more.
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If you have an accident and injur someone- I hope they will take your car, your permit, lock you up and throw away the key. There- I said it
Makes sense! If there is anything I hate, it is being injured by cars that were not properly imported. Anytime I am hit by a car - the first thing I care about is whether custom duties were properly paid. If no - lock the criminal up, if yes - shit happens, a lawful citizen has the right to injure somebody once in a while.
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Old 19.08.2020, 13:26
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It is not just a 'customs' issue.
Umm, it IS.

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Re: Whats the punishment for driving a foreign car?

Depend What car it is VW is OK Toyota not so OK Lada you get shot
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Tried to import it, but its to old, not enough original parts anymore... 1980s english farmer truck.
Buy a farm.


A very large one.
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