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Old 03-29-2008, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by losangelino View Post

Running from the cops!
Two interesting side notes: First, we might have gotten a ticket in Germany. The trip from Berlin to Amsterdam was 6 hours long and we left late, so we were trying to make up time on the autobahn. My brother was driving us on the A2 autobahn just outside Hannover. The speed limit on this section of the autobahn was 100kmph due to its proximity to a metro area. We were probably doing about 120mph (mph, not kmph ) when we noticed a red flash. It came from what seemed to be a black tripod mounted camera that was erected on the left shoulder. The entire setup looked pretty makeshift; no radar box, no nothing.. And out of the corner of my eye I noticed a BMW on the other side of the autobahn; all black.. and I couldn’t see inside because the windows were smoked black too. It was sitting on the grass beyond the tarmac. There was an Audi Q7 ahead of us that got flashed too. Has this happened to anyone else?! It felt like we were photographed by German assassins . So far I haven’t gotten any tickets in the mail from BMW *fingers crossed*.
Nice report.

Regarding tickets, yes, people have gotten tickets in the mail. However, they won't come from BMW of course. They come from the government agency that issues tickets and collects fines.

There have been multiple posts on members' efforts to pay them. I had to translate one member's letter so they could send the money.
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