Speed camera flash wakes speeding driver

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14 Jun, 2011 Updated Tue 14 Jun 2011 09:53 CEST
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A 27-year-old woman driving on a Swiss highway has admitted to police that the flash of a speed camera woke her up as she zoomed at 210 km/h.

The Macedonian woman, who as travelling with her husband, two children and the kids’ grandmother, was stopped by the police in Wil, near St. Gallen after a speed camera signaled her excessive speed.

The woman admitted that she had dozed off while driving at 210 km/h before the speed camera woke her up, the Corriere del Ticino newspaper said. Her driving license was confiscated, the paper said. 

Switzerland's network of speed cameras has been growing in range and sophistication in recent years. Last year, officials unveiled a new model that could simultaneously monitor the speed of 22 cars in four lanes of traffic, as well as spot other driving offices such as driving in bus lanes, tailgating and overtaking in a dangerous manner.

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