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sg2015
post Tue, 2 Jan 2018 - 16:14
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I was caught speeding in Switzerland in July, had a form asking for the drivers details to my name & address (registered keeper) come through in November. I filled this in and a fine has been produced, arriving 27th Dec (happy Christmas!). The first letter had German and English, but the second letter only has German, so I've no idea what it says! Apart from the fine is fairly obvious (has a big TOTAL mark)

It's for 136kph in an 80kph, which is then reduced to 130kph due to adjustments. Fine is 2700CHF, approx £2050. No salary was given etc.

What are my options? TIA
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post Mon, 8 Jan 2018 - 14:03
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QUOTE (sg2015 @ Mon, 8 Jan 2018 - 13:33) *
I have spoken with them on the phone and requested an letter in English. Which I shall receive in a week.

I was told at that point I can contest it, or request monthly payments.

the CHF6000 is if I am caught speeding again, the CHF2700 is the fine for this instance, and no late fees or anything on that. (as someone has already said)

Just out of interest, assuming everything is in order with the letter in English, do you plan on contesting this? You need to consider that you would probably need to return to Switzerland to stand trial, or instruct a Swiss lawyer.
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sg2015
post Mon, 8 Jan 2018 - 15:44
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I want to understand what I am signing, and see what their processes are. Take it from there.
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post Mon, 8 Jan 2018 - 22:01
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QUOTE (sg2015 @ Mon, 8 Jan 2018 - 15:44) *
I want to understand what I am signing, and see what their processes are. Take it from there.

Yes, and then you can also better determine if they have followed all of the applicable requirements to the letter.

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post Tue, 9 Jan 2018 - 15:15
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QUOTE (sg2015 @ Mon, 8 Jan 2018 - 13:33) *
I have spoken with them on the phone and requested an letter in English. Which I shall receive in a week.

I was told at that point I can contest it, or request monthly payments.

the CHF6000 is if I am caught speeding again, the CHF2700 is the fine for this instance, and no late fees or anything on that. (as someone has already said)


The fine (busse) is 1500 and 1200 is the processing fee (Gebuhren)

To quote from the earlier link.......

The fine is only part of the total cost that will incur. There are also court fees and fees for driving bans and warnings!
The court fee depends on the Canton and court and the possible range is CHF 80 up to 2000
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post Tue, 9 Jan 2018 - 15:17
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QUOTE (baroudeur @ Tue, 9 Jan 2018 - 16:15) *
QUOTE (sg2015 @ Mon, 8 Jan 2018 - 13:33) *
I have spoken with them on the phone and requested an letter in English. Which I shall receive in a week.

I was told at that point I can contest it, or request monthly payments.

the CHF6000 is if I am caught speeding again, the CHF2700 is the fine for this instance, and no late fees or anything on that. (as someone has already said)


The fine (busse) is 1500 and 1200 is the processing fee (Gebuhren)

To quote from the earlier link.......

The fine is only part of the total cost that will incur. There are also court fees and fees for driving bans and warnings!
The court fee depends on the Canton and court and the possible range is CHF 80 up to 2000


Yes, but not a 'late fee' like previously thought. It's just a fee.
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Clear Skies
post Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 18:38
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Somewhere in the euro legislation

You are entitled to communications in your own language from any government official.


You have already requested the document in English...

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post Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 21:22
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QUOTE (Clear Skies @ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 18:38) *
Somewhere in the euro legislation

We've been through this already, see post 5.
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sg2015
post Wed, 24 Jan 2018 - 13:43
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Still no English letter, do I just wait and hope it never turns up? I've asked, albeit on the phone, a fair request to have the letter in my native tongue, before signing it.

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nosferatu1001
post Wed, 24 Jan 2018 - 15:07
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Why not send a request formally in writing, keeping a copy, proof of posting etc?
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