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Old 10-12-2012, 06:02 PM
chrischeung chrischeung is online now
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Why chase them if they will come to you - do you want to risk arrest on future entry?
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:09 PM
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Why chase them if they will come to you - do you want to risk arrest on future entry?
you're kidding right? arrest for unpaid speed ticket?

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Old 10-12-2012, 07:20 PM
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I hated the speed cameras, I hated having my wife constantly pestering me to tone down the 400hp on the autobahn where Europeans actually know how to drive.

But I would like to think that we represent the US well and pay the fines we are cited with. If one must think selfishly about it...isn't there a possibility that the fines would be sent to a collection agency? I consider my tickets an ED n00b tax.

I was waved over twice during my trip by the interpol at stationery stops they had set up and they were as friendly as could be both times. Be a good guest, pay the fine.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:06 AM
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Do US folks pay the speed tickets from Europe? As far as I know it is not so easy for cops from one EU country to get the money from citizens of another EU country... I can't imagine how they would chase Americans...
If you want to go back you pay. Otherwise you'll get pulled out of the customs line and taken to an ATM or worse, denied entry.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:18 AM
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I had Sygic (an app based on TomTom) on my iPhone and iPad, then used it through my USB adaptor for navigation. It beeped every time I saw a speed camera.

Then I rented a 335d with build in professional nav... Got blitzed in a momentary speed reduction in Saxony-Anhalt and paid 35 euro for my souvenir photo of me chewing on my finger in front of some windmills. 150km/h in a 120.
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fine, speeding, ticket

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