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Speeding!

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Speeding!

I've just been flashed whilst doing around 145km on the motorway. What sort of fine should I expect?

Cheshire
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1. Re: Speeding!

What was the limit? Generally it's 120 but it can drop to 100 or 80 in stretches. I got a 60 chf fine for being 10km over limit. I think it's a sliding scale.

Either way I realise it was my fault, I now tend to stick to the limit as much as I can, cameras everywhere and it is safer! I take it you were in Canton Berne, which is where I got my ticket (was a hire car and still got tracked down, had to pay a 20chf admin fee to Hertz for the pleasure :-(

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2. Re: Speeding!

I can't say how much you will pay. It may take some time for the fine to catch up with you. Were you renting a car? My husband has had two tickets in Switzerland (that I can remember) and they both took a couple of months to 'find' him, as we had rented a car from Avis.

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3. Re: Speeding!

Just found this and yes it's a sliding scale

www.linker.ch/eigenlink/verkehrsbussen.htm

If they press for it you could be looking at 120 francs or more (upto 260 francs if 25 kmh over the speed limit) good luck.........and slow down!

Edited: 6:35 pm, September 20, 2012
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4. Re: Speeding!

I'll take 180, anything less is a bonus, anything more and I'm never going back!

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5. Re: Speeding!

Hi MLiverpool84,

Here's a recent thread covering fines for driving problems in Switzerland:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g188045-i336-k5773…

And -- of course you can avoid these problems if you take the train ; ))

s

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6. Re: Speeding!

145 is WAY over even the highest limit on the autoroutes... and you should expect to have to pay several hundred francs. According to Pore's post on the fines (which came from the Touring Club Suisse, so is totally accurate) the fine for 25km/hr over 120 is 260frs. IF you were in a part that had a 100 limit (tunnel etc, and approaches to tunnel or intersection) it will be higher and you could get banned from driving here. But it doesn't seem that you are going to come back anyway...

I agree with swandav - tourists should take the train whenever possible.

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7. Re: Speeding!

"..and you should expect to have to pay several hundred francs."

you will def. not have to pay a few hundred francs...at 145 on your speedometer, actual speed should be about 140 Km

- 6 Km tolerance = 134 Km. Fine should be CHF 120.00 if the limit was 120

Basel, Switzerland
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8. Re: Speeding!

if the limit was 100 you were 39 kilometers over the limit (except if it was a laser measuring, then you were 40 kilometers over the limit)

If the limit was 120 Km the then you were 19 (20) km over the limit.

That will be 260 Chf in the first case and 180 ChF in the second.

If the limit was less than 100 and you were doing 145 (my goodness!!!!)

then you will be reported and will be decided in court.

It will be also decided if they will take your driving licence.

http://www.polizeikontrollen.ch/

If you cannot drive safe in switzerland, please take the train.

It also much more beautiful (the scenery) faster and nicer.

Tak

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9. Re: Speeding!

Rister -

Pore points out that there is NO more any "tolerance". you pay what you are clocked for... not 5% less or whatever.

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10. Re: Speeding!

exactly Mrs. H. actually there was NEVER a tolerance. Because the measure instruments were never accurate, they give you 5 km (radar) or 4 (laser) as a cushion ie correctness of the measurements.