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Old 02-02-2017, 05:29 PM
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Italian Speeding ticket - 7 months on

So was a great day today.
I had my M3 in to get a rattle sorted and diff oil replaced(which didn't happen) and it was going that thee was damage to one of the rear Axle drive shafts - $2,200 (which came down to $1,700 after M Gruppe 15% discount). I misunderstood and thought it was covered by warranty - shocked when they asked me for payment!
Anyway, I digress but I get home and have a speeding ticket from my ED last year in Italy 95 ina 75 Km/hr zone).
Anyone had any experience in getting these.
Hypothetically - what if I just don't pay it - has anyone actually done that and if so, what was the result - if any?

Oh, on top of that one of the boys next door was jumping on a pogo stick and fell backwards cracking his head open on the concrete and knocking his 2 front teeth out. That's number 3

On the positive side - also totally off topic but very excited - I am doing the M training at the Ting in September


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Old 02-02-2017, 05:45 PM
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Actually. Can disregard. I just found this site that answered pretty well http://livingwithabroadintuscany.blo...-your.html?m=1


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Old 02-02-2017, 08:38 PM
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Did you get a speed camera ticket? Doesn't seem like you got it on the autostrada. I ask because I'm wondering if I'll get one of those that monitor the average speed.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:54 PM
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WAS A CAMERA.


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Actually. Can disregard. I just found this site that answered pretty well http://livingwithabroadintuscany.blo...-your.html?m=1
That story is from someone who rented (vs your ED). Which means the ticket was sent to the car rental company as the registered car owner who may have had to pay it and was seeking repayment from the renter plus a handling fee. I'd think a commercial concern (especially one that might do business in the US) would be more likely to sell the debt to a US collection agency.
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:18 PM
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The Swiss went after me pretty aggressively. I didn't receive the Ticket in a timely manner because it was address to a incorrect address. They then sent me certified mail with criminal charges and a $500 fine. I talked them down to $250 (the original fine).

I got about 3 of these tickets so far.
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The Swiss went after me pretty aggressively. I didn't receive the Ticket in a timely manner because it was address to a incorrect address. They then sent me certified mail with criminal charges and a $500 fine. I talked them down to $250 (the original fine).

I got about 3 of these tickets so far.
Yeah, I'm still leery of "Swiss Justice" going on 8 months. A couple more and maybe I'll be safe! N4S
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:51 PM
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The Swiss went after me pretty aggressively. I didn't receive the Ticket in a timely manner because it was address to a incorrect address. They then sent me certified mail with criminal charges and a $500 fine. I talked them down to $250 (the original fine).

I got about 3 of these tickets so far.
I had a very similar experience several years ago.
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I got a speeding ticket from Venice police after 6 months and just paid to get it over with. It wasn't much (around 70 euros), could've been cheaper if I paid within like 5 days of receiving a letter. I emailed them first to send me a proof / photo, and they replied back in english how to download a photo when you look up your ticket. So now I have a very expensive souvenir photo from Italy now, lol.
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Italian Speeding ticket - 7 months on

I sent an email asking for the photo because couldn't get it in the site

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Old 02-17-2017, 04:09 AM
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So the camera is in the middle of a corn field somewhere?
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:10 AM
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Yeh. Doesn't look like it should be 70 km/hr!


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So the camera is in the middle of a corn field somewhere?
That's not corn, that's mais.

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That's not corn, that's mais.



If you did the crime, pay the fine.


Corn, mais - same thing
Agreed and is paid. No point whining about it but the posted speed isn't reflective of the conditions. I just wanted my photo


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On a similar note, I got a letter the other day from the city of Florence informing me that the fine I was assessed back in May, 2013 for driving in the city center had increased to EUR183 because I never paid it after they notified me in November of 2013. It's taken them almost 4 years to follow up!

I don't believe I ever got the original ticket, and so I sent them an email with my hotel confirmation and correspondence from the hotel manager with my Zoll plate number. We'll see where it goes from here.

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If you intend to ever return to Italy I would recommend paying the ticket. Btw from the photo it looks well worth the price.


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i got like 4 of these speeding cam tickets in the Netherlands...all for BS (like 7 mph over)....they sent me the tickets and instructions all in dutch...not worth my time or effort to pay...at first they were about 70 euro each but they kept sending me more and more late notices and now they want like $1000 or something ridiculous like that...they can come and get me cuz I ain't paying
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i got like 4 of these speeding cam tickets in the Netherlands...all for BS (like 7 mph over)....they sent me the tickets and instructions all in dutch...not worth my time or effort to pay...at first they were about 70 euro each but they kept sending me more and more late notices and now they want like $1000 or something ridiculous like that...they can come and get me cuz I ain't paying
As I understand, the "threat" is that EU countries post remarks on their passport computers that allegedly will flag violators for unpaid fines when attempting to enter the country. Can't speak from personal experience but I'm told you would be given a chance to pay then, all be it might have compounded over time to an huge amount. If you never plan on visiting Europe again, I can't see them coming after you in the states. If they do, drive it like you stole it.
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As I understand, the "threat" is that EU countries post remarks on their passport computers that allegedly will flag violators for unpaid fines when attempting to enter the country. Can't speak from personal experience but I'm told you would be given a chance to pay then, all be it might have compounded over time to an huge amount. If you never plan on visiting Europe again, I can't see them coming after you in the states. If they do, drive it like you stole it.
I've been back to Europe several times since...(just not the Netherlands) and haven't had a problem..as far as I know the only problem I could encounter would be if I flew directly into the Netherlands
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Wait until the next time you rent a car overseas...

You may be looking at jail time if you ever get stopped by the police for even a minor indiscretion. Anyone can get away with drunk driving until they day they get stopped.
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Wait until the next time you rent a car overseas...

You may be looking at jail time if you ever get stopped by the police for even a minor indiscretion. Anyone can get away with drunk driving until they day they get stopped.
ooo so now we're comparing BS dutch speeding cam tickets (for going 11km over) to driving drunk....gotcha...BTW I've rented four times in Europe in the past 6 months (twice from Sixt and twice from Hertz) in Germany, Italy and Denmark with zero issues...but I'll keep looking under my bed at night for the big bad dutch boogie man
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