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First speeding ticket after 3 years ...

Postby T-Modell » Sat 12 Aug, 2017 6:52 pm

Hi down under,

after three years they got me again on the Autobahn ... 71 in a 60 zone, no points, 20 Euros. What's interesting is the photo. In Germany you're only allowed to show the driver, so that e. g. the wife cannot see who was with you. But what's the point of such a photo, if I had claimed to my wife to be alone on a business trip? :laughing6: :laughing6:
2017-07-15 - Strafzettel Foto sm.jpg

Regards and have a nice weekend
Thomas

P. S.: It was actually my wife in the car ... :whistle:
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Re: First speeding ticket after 3 years ...

Postby Lance » Sat 12 Aug, 2017 7:07 pm

T-Modell wrote:Autobahn ... 71 in a 60 zone, no points, 20 Euros.

That's it, I'm moving to Germany, get away from this police state. Interestingly with such a low level of enforcement they have a much lower road toll than Australia. So anyone who thinks that speed cameras are about saving lives, look at Northern Europe.
T-Modell wrote:In Germany you're only allowed to show the driver

Same in Denmark.
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Re: First speeding ticket after 3 years ...

Postby cuisses » Sat 12 Aug, 2017 10:44 pm

T-Modell wrote: In Germany you're only allowed to show the driver, so that e. g. the wife cannot see who was with you.


More to the point, the photo also shows exactly where you were located. It is going to be hard to explain how you were on Hamburg's Reeperbahn, when in fact you were supposed to be at a meeting in Potsdam.
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Re: First speeding ticket after 3 years ...

Postby CraigB » Mon 14 Aug, 2017 4:04 pm

That's funny - I always say to my kids "always put yourself in the other persons shoes" - obviously your authorities are doing a bit of that - take the punishment for speeding but don't cause a divorce!

I haven't had a speeding fine for quite a while here but i think ours are closer to $500 here - in fact i paid more than 20 euros for being 2 minutes late back to a parking meter the other day!
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Re: First speeding ticket after 3 years ...

Postby T-Modell » Mon 14 Aug, 2017 6:08 pm

CraigB wrote:... - in fact i paid more than 20 euros for being 2 minutes late back to a parking meter the other day!


Hi Craig,
I got 60 Dollars (2011) for being 5 minutes late at a parking meter in front of a hospital in Melbourne. Australia is so much safer than Germany, it's breathtaking.

In 2006 - on a holiday trip from Melbourne to Sydney - we stopped in Ulladulla (never forget that name!). There was parking (45°) along the main (huge!) road. Didn't know where to go, so I ended up at the last free parking lot, but I reversed in. When we came back, I got a ticket of around 100 AUD for parking in the wrong direction. We found the guy, told him that we were tourists .... no way. Luckily, my "then-girlfriend" (now wife) was working at the city council in Melbourne and found out all the papers to go against it ... I didn't pay in the end.

Is it true, that there are no taxes in Australia, you just pay traffic fines? :laughing6: :laughing6:

Regards
Thomas, fan of common sense

P. S.: I wonder in the future (the super company Tesla f. i.), when autonomous driving is allowed: Who pays the speeding ticket, if the sign recognition failed and the car is too fast? Not speaking of morale, e. g. Great Ocean Road, you have the alternative of driving off the cliff or killing a mother and a child ... what does the computer select? If the algorithm selects "driving off the cliff", who would buy a suicidal car?
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Re: First speeding ticket after 3 years ...

Postby CraigB » Mon 14 Aug, 2017 9:55 pm

You gave me another chuckle - what is it with all this order about how to park cars here? I thought Adelaide was the uptight place that gave parking tickets if you park facing the wrong way on a road. UK and I think Germany from memory, as long as you park in a space or the right place why the hell does it matter which way it faces. Doesn't look tidy?!! Where i lived in the UK, travel down the narrow street and see a park on either side and you just pull into it - obviously taking care not to run into moving vehicles etc. Same situation in Adelaide and a park on the other side, you need to keep going, find a point to be able to turn around or do a 3 point turn, put everyone at risk with blind spots etc reversing back and then go up to the park again........ and just to look tidy! You often see interstate plates that will pull in facing the wrong way so figure its not the case interstate. And i thought NSW towns wanted you to reverse in? We don't but that makes sense to me, once again reversing back blindly into traffic instead of sitting looking at the road you are about to pull into to.

And i won't go into the irony of our "national road laws"!

True about our fines, the only thing about that is you have the ultimate form of tax evasion by behaving!
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