Sixt / photo radar speed traps

Frankfurt, Germany

We had problems with Sixt in Germany, too. First, they insisted we trade cars before traveling to Czech Republic,
then tried to charge us for the use of both cars on the day we made the
exchange ! I also believe they have an obligation in Germany to warn
North American drivers of the photo speed traps that are on the

We are not used to these devices, at least in Canada. Drivers travel
so fast on the autobahns that you spend most of your time concentrating
on the drivers that are whipping by you often at speeds well in excess
of 200 kmh. I would think, if only in the interests of good customer
service, Sixt should be warning customers these devices that are
everywhere in Germany. The result is that you miss seeing a few speed
limit signs or are simply following the traffic, then you return to
Canada, and you start to receive multiple invoices for 25 euros each
from Sixt for each time they've provided your i.d. to the police. What a
great way to make extra profit ! I can't imagine how many extra euros
they make each year. I suspect that almost every North American who
rents a car from Sixt ends up paying them multiple 25 euro charges long
after you thought you'd paid your bill.

Sep 08, 2014

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