Jul 16, 2018 - 8:21 PM
in reply to Slowpoke
You said: << Indeed, I missed a green to red light transition by a fraction of a second, perhaps in Zürich, and the radar camera recorded my evil deed and I got an expensive ticket in the mail. >> Was there not a yellow light between the green and red light ?
As for the ticket, even if you are driving a rental car, the Swiss will find out who you are and where you live, and then mail you a ticket. Anybody who is foolish enough to not pay or not appeal will be found guilty and then things get even more expensive. There are no extraditions for traffic fine deadbeats, but anybody contemplating not paying is advised that if they ever return to Switzerland and happen to be controlled (this may or may not happen) they will be in trouble. Not something that a visitor wants to happen.
I might add that appealing a ticket is not practical in most cases for visitors, as it's cheaper to pay than to fly back at some later time (and then possibly still lose). Also, if you were not driving the car at the time (they flash the license plate, not the driver's face) you will be required to denounce the person who you allowed to drive the car.
Last modified on Jul 16, 2018 - 8:23 PM by Peterli