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Zurich Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse Speeding

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I wanted to ask whether any of you who drive frequently in Zurich know if there is a speed camera on Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse? I was driving in the tunnel and below the brige quite casually, only to glance down at me speedometer and see 72km/h

The tunnel road and the road beneath the bridge almost look like an autostrasse, and with no traffic or pavement I honestly felt like I was driving at a safe speed. A stupid mistake I admit, I just cant just cant stop worrying as to whether I could have been flashed. Some cameras don't flash, plus there were a number of CCTV cameras, although I imagine they dont record speed. I am just about to finish my 3 year probationary, so it wouldn't be a great time to recieve a hefty fine. Worst case scenario it would be a warning + fine provided the speedometer is calibrated +3km/h and the high tech laser cameras allow for 3km/h tolerance... 72km/h minus 6km/h would be 16km/h, just above the 1-15km/h "ordnungsbussenverfahren" range.

Does anyone else feel anxious driving in Switzerland, not because it is difficult per se, but rather because I find mself looking at my speedometer way too much. Any tips? Thanks.
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Re: Zurich Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse Speeding

I think that it is illegal to announce the location of speed cameras on public forums and one can get quite a hefty fine.
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Re: Zurich Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse Speeding

A few years ago, the whole of Zurich city was designated as a 50 Zone. That makes it easy to remember.
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Re: Zurich Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse Speeding

Get the Waze app. It shows such fixed locations as police.

I just looked at mine, and I don’t see any police symbols on those two streets.

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Get the Waze app. It shows such fixed locations as police.

I just looked at mine, and I don’t see any police symbols on those two streets.
I am sure your Waze does not have any speed camera POIs, not in Switzerland
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Old 19.05.2021, 11:11
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Re: Zurich Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse Speeding

Use the cruise control. Especially in 30 zones.
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I am sure your Waze does not have any speed camera POIs, not in Switzerland
It's a user community thing, they can upload police locations, as in to signal other drivers of a possible danger or hold-up. The App itself doesn't publish any locations, nor does it allow them to be called speed cameras, but the users knows what they mean.

Camsam is much better, but yes, technically illegal in Switzerland.
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Re: Zurich Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse Speeding

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Does anyone else feel anxious driving in Switzerland, not because it is difficult per se, but rather because I find mself looking at my speedometer way too much. Any tips? Thanks.
In general, tunnels have a lower speed limit that anything around them. The motivation is to minimize tunnel downtime every time someone crashes and it's blocked for a few hours.

You may argue you can drive safely at 80 in a tunnel marked with 50 km/h. But, increasing the speed limit will increase downtime hours per year making everyone lose time. And, the tunnel was built in first place to save time. Going at 50 is already much better than being stuck at traffic lights in the surface.

So, the tip is that tunnels have lower speed limits that anything around. No matter if the tunnel looks like a highway
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I think that it is illegal to announce the location of speed cameras on public forums and one can get quite a hefty fine.
Here they announce "Japanese are taking pictures" at whatever location on the radio!

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Re: Zurich Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse Speeding

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A few years ago, the whole of Zurich city was designated as a 50 Zone. That makes it easy to remember.
Except the places that are a thirty zone, of which there is an increasing number.

OP: If you find keeping your speed such a challenge, I'm told that you can have someone drive for you for a very reasonable price. You have to share the vehicle with a few other people and adhere to a set timetable but you will definitely avoid getting any fines, provided you have the proper permit to use the service.
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Re: Zurich Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse Speeding

20 is the new 30, Kittster.

Does Waze really have static camera sites? I might revisit it, I thought it did not. Maybe that was some time ago when I also tried reporting a mobile camera 4 times in one day and it did not care
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OP: If you find keeping your speed such a challenge, I'm told that you can have someone drive for you for a very reasonable price. You have to share the vehicle with a few other people and adhere to a set timetable but you will definitely avoid getting any fines, provided you have the proper permit to use the service.
Its an idea, although my work involves driving, so that would be tricky. I drive very frequently... when I say anxious, it was more to do with never knowing when I mayy recieve something in the mail, as apposed to actually anxious of driving. Speed is ok for me most of the time, its just quite easy to slip up when certain conditions and abnormalities are present... I just hope I was not flashed, although most cameras I have seen flashing make it seem quite obvious that you have been flashed, if that makes sense. It would be pretty cruel to picture drivers without flashing or notifying them imo...
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20 is the new 30, Kittster.

Does Waze really have static camera sites? I might revisit it, I thought it did not. Maybe that was some time ago when I also tried reporting a mobile camera 4 times in one day and it did not care
Damn, if that is the case, I may need a speedo for my bicycle

Regarding apps that warn you about cameras: they are definitely illegal, I used to have something called Scrobbler that worked pretty well but then I chickened out and didn't install it on my new phone. Not that I think it's likely I will ever be in a situation where the police checks my phone and adds having an illegal function on my phone to whatever other misdemeanor I have committed, but I don't struggle with keeping to speed limits or paying attention to what the current limit is, so it seemed like a waste of precious memory space.
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20 is the new 30, Kittster.

Does Waze really have static camera sites? I might revisit it, I thought it did not. Maybe that was some time ago when I also tried reporting a mobile camera 4 times in one day and it did not care
Radarbot not sure about the legality of it all, and I havent used it in years, but its still on the app store...
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Re: Zurich Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse Speeding

I would be careful......tracking radars and informing others is not allowed.....some years back someone warned others about a police van on whatsapp.....was tracked and fine for sharing that information....I would avoid Waze and drive mindfully
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Does anyone else feel anxious driving in Switzerland, not because it is difficult per se, but rather because I find mself looking at my speedometer way too much.
No. HTH.
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Does anyone else feel anxious driving in Switzerland, not because it is difficult per se, but rather because I find mself looking at my speedometer way too much. Any tips? Thanks.
Tip: buy a car with automatic cruise control and speed sign detection that gives you an audible alert when you are over the current speed limit.

Mosts car from major manufacturer produced within the last few years will have options for that.

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I think that it is illegal to announce the location of speed cameras on public forums and one can get quite a hefty fine.
Link please to evidence that posting a speed camera location on a public forum will get you a hefty fine?
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Old 19.05.2021, 16:33
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Re: Zurich Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse Speeding

Listen to classical music might help one slow down.
For example, something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRlSHG5hRY4
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Re: Zurich Alfred Escher-Strasse and Tunnelstrasse Speeding

Here's another to help ease you thru the next 50 zone.
https://youtu.be/RvV3nn_de2k
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