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Re: Driving alone on learners License

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Just out of interest, what happened once they discovered that you were driving alone without a valid licence?

Did they impound your car and make you walk?
They drove my car to parking at my place .
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Old 25.10.2010, 14:37
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You were very lucky there.

Defo un cours d'apprentissage and not 'une course'

une course = a race
des courses = shopping
un cours = a course
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Old 25.10.2010, 14:43
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They drove my car to parking at my place .
At least they dealt with your emergency.
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Old 25.10.2010, 14:45
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What were you stopped for? Police normaly only stop cars that have comitted a moving traffic offence & not just randomly.
Are you kidding me? I have been stopped randomly more times in the 5 years I have been in Switzerland than I have driving almost 20 years in NY, FL & ATL. I never even had my car searched before until I got here.
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Old 25.10.2010, 14:48
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Re: Driving alone on learners License

Now we know why you were stopped. Now, what was the emergency? Why was it not possible to leave the car where it was, and walk home?
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They drove my car to parking at my place .
Either they are very considerate police officers or later there will be a transport fee included with your fine. Let us know how that one plays out.
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Now we know why you were stopped. Now, what was the emergency? Why was it not possible to leave the car where it was, and walk home?
I'm sorry OP, while I am mildly intrigued about what this emergency may have been, I cannot help but feel that you have not been incredibly unlucky, but rather you have been incredibly dumb.

2k!?! FFS, a normally healthy person can run that in about the same time is takes to get in a car, start it up, get out of a parking place, into traffic, back out and park it again. Nevermind a learner.

Sorry if this sounds harsh, but really... I'm half expecting to see your name in future Darwin award nominations.
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Old 25.10.2010, 16:25
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Re: Driving alone on learners License

I have been driving in Switzerland for 14 years & the only time I have been stopped is once for speeding. I drive practically every day & the only mass stops I have seen are at the motorway entrances just after the last years vingettes have expired. So no not kidding .

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Are you kidding me? I have been stopped randomly more times in the 5 years I have been in Switzerland than I have driving almost 20 years in NY, FL & ATL. I never even had my car searched before until I got here.
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At least they dealt with your "emergency".
Fixed that for you





I always wanted to do that
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Ouch! Rather you than me.

I don't know what it is in CH but in the UK we have a book called, 'The Highway Code' which learner drivers are supposed to read. In the back of this book there is a penalty table listing all the types of offences and punishments. According to the version I have, you seem to fall under 'Driving when disqualified'= 6 mths. imprisonment (12 if in Scotland), a five thousand pound fine, six penalty points added on your licence and it says disqualification is discretionary.
If you're learning to drive, surely you're in possession of such a similar book?
Umm no... Driving while disqualified is a major offence in the UK
Driving without a licence is but a minor offence
Strange but there it is!
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Umm no... Driving while disqualified is a major offence in the UK
Driving without a licence is but a minor offence
Strange but there it is!
Offences are:

Driving with no L Plates.
Driving on a provisitional licence without being accompanied.
No/Invalid Insurance as not accompanied.

To be honest, your story does not stack up as "Mitigating Circumstances" from what I am reading.

I wish you luck; but the Swiss police and court authorities seem pretty efficient at prosecuting.
You will also find that you will not get a chance to represent yourself in court and will just be fined and sentenced. I actually would just expect a fine of approximately Chf 1,000 and court costs of Chf 500 if you are lucky.

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I drive practically every day & the only mass stops I have seen are at the motorway entrances just after the last years vingettes have expired. So no not kidding .
I am very surprised that you not seen any others. I am a frequent visitor to Switzerland and have seen them on numerous ocassions, only last week they had one in operation at approx. 20:00 Tuesday on the main road through Martigny town centre. Must have been 5 police cars and they were stopping vehicles continuously for at least 2 hours
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you are right 8-()

it is the first time I see it.

but the question is still open because there writing (french and english) is bad.
You do realise that your post has a slightly ironic quality to it.

I know, I should not be overly pedantic as grammar errors making in english do I very often make doesn't I.

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Defo un cours d'apprentissage and not 'une course'

une course = a race
des courses = shopping
un cours = a course

Nope, une course, as the article refers to a "learning drive" not a "learning course". Typical "legal french".
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You do realise that your post has a slightly ironic quality to it.

I know, I should not be overly pedantic as grammar errors making in english do I very often make doesn't I.
Funny eh? I saw that too.


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Nope, une course, as the article refers to a "learning drive" not a "learning course". Typical "legal french".
In fact, in the instance quoted by Star "une course" means "a trip (as in voyage, promenade, excursion)" NOT "class".
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