Short post – Risks of speeding in Switzerland

A recent article in Germany’s “Der Spiegel” (link) gives an example of what can happen if you are caught driving over the speed limit in Switzerland. A German citizen was caught driving his Mercedes on a motorway in the canton of Aargau, at a speed of 215 km/hr. The Swiss authorities seized his car and will sell it (the money will go to the state treasury). Not only, but the driver faces a court case, risking from 1 to 4 years inside, plus of course the financial costs of the court case (which could be around Euros 35,000).


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Robert Bartlett is an international consultant with over 30 years of professional experience as a highway and traffic engineer with leading companies and organisations in several countries, including Germany, China (Hong Kong), Qatar and the UK. Specialised in urban studies, transport and the use of GIS, research has included new ideas on subjects such as the study of social justice using GIS, the dimensions of vehicles, and comparative geometrics (highways and transport).
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