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A good number of Swiss motorists will undoubtedly be relieved. In fact, four poorly calibrated radars flashed drivers in series. Enough to harm nearly 10,000 people, circulating in the streets of Bern for a little over a month.
The authorities admitted the embarrassing error this Monday, November 27. The fault is poor software programming. The police learned of the error because… too many violations were detected by the system.
The motorists affected by the false fines, who have come forward, will fortunately be reimbursed, as specified by the police:
“In total, 9,604 erroneous measurements were recorded between September 12, 2023 and October 19, 2023. All those concerned will receive a letter in the coming days and around 6,000 paid fines will be refunded.”
Four unique devices
The error is all the more surprising as it concerns four unique radars. “These four devices are the only ones used in Switzerland with this configuration and therefore the only ones affected by this error”.
Still, this will undoubtedly relieve many drivers. Indeed, the fines in Switzerland are heavy. They range from 40 francs (€41) for exceeding 1 to 5 km/h in a locality to 260 francs (€270) for exceeding 21 to 25 km/h on the motorway.
Beyond 25 km/h, the driver finds himself in court regardless of the section on which this happened. The sesame can also quickly be withdrawn for several months, with an entry in the criminal record.
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To sum up
It’s an astonishing story that comes to us from Switzerland. That of four radars flashing in series in the streets of Bern. Nearly 10,000 violations were noted for no reason. The authorities admitted the error and intend to reimburse 6,000 already paid.
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