Six Chinese fined for speeding in Switzerland

8th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

Six Chinese drivers who sped through a Swiss highway at up to 229 kilometres per hour were each fined up to CHF 95,000.

GENEVA - Six Chinese drivers who sped through a Swiss highway at up to 229 kilometres (140 miles) per hour were each fined up to CHF 95,000 (EUR 62,000, USD 84,000) for speeding and other traffic offences, Swiss news agency ATS reported Wednesday.

According to a verdict published by the district court of Horgen, the judge rejected the defence that the Chinese drivers were unaware of Switzerland's highway speed limit of 120 kilometres per hour.

It ruled that they "intentionally exceeded the speed limit."

The court set fines ranging from CHF 5,400 to CHF 95,000 for each of the drivers, with the highest fines reflecting other traffic offences committed by the drivers in Switzerland.

The group was stopped by police on 5 May 2008 while travelling in luxury vehicles, including Lamborghinis, from Italy to France where they were due to catch a flight home.

AFP / Expatica

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