Foreign speeding ticket

Discussion in 'transport' started by Bahnhof Strasse, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    Holiday in Italy last summer, I came home on 27th August, Frau Bahn and the Baby Bahns stayed for a few more days. Hertz billed us in September for €30 as their admin fee grassing us for a speeding ticket.

    Fast forward to today, a ticket has arrived from the Italian authorities demanding €135 for the speeding, it’s in my name, but the offence was committed on 30th August. There is no option to say it was someone else, only an address to appeal, appeals must be in Italian.

    Should I just ignore it?
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  2. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Wait till after BrexShit and see the cunts try and come after you
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  3. dessiato

    dessiato Life is a lemon, and I want my money back

    If you can prove it wasn't you fight it. But take into consideration how much this might cost compared to just paying up.
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  4. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Ignore it. They're trying it on. Italian cops have no juristiction here and they're hardly going to put in an extradition request for 130 euro.
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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    Write back in English, 24 point and bold, all caps natch
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  6. polly

    polly Well-Known Member

    I would have thought you can safely ignore it but I'm happy to help with an appeal if you want - used to live there, still have functioning Italian.
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  7. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    I want to say 'damn their eyes, sir!', but I'd be tempted to just pay the forrin-types off.

    If we end up going back to the world of having to get an International Driving License then having some irate Italians on your tail might make life tedious.

    You could appeal, and you'd be right to do so, but if it's taken them six months to produce the ticket and they got the date wrong, do you expect them to be terrifyingly efficient at clearing it up?
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  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I had a speeding ticket from a visit to the US. There was no doubt as we had been pulled over by a state trooper. They wanted something I don't recall exactly, perhaps $80.00 it was a little tricky because I wanted to visit the US again and didn't want to be held up because of an unpaid fine.

    In the end I sent them a UK cheque made out for $80.00 as far as I can recall they never cashed it.
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  9. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Write 'vaffanculo' on a piece of paper and send it back.
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  10. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    They have the date right, it was Frau Bahn driving, but they have sent it to me as I hired the car, she was a named driver, all legit.
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  11. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Are you planning on going back? If not then fuck them off :hmm:
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  12. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    No, liked Italy but prefer Spain.
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  13. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    I would probably pay it tbh Bahnhof Strasse. It could increase to stupid amounts and turn into a nightmare. Obviously the hire company has given your address and if it came to it they'd probably grass you up for already paying the admin fee.

    Was Frau Strasse a registered driver but the hire contact was yours?
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  14. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Whenever I've had tickets in hire cars overseas they've charged my credit card via the hire company.
  15. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    I am possibly going to make myself (even more) unpopular by saying this, but have any of you considered following the driving rules wherever you are in the first place and not getting a ticket? :D
  16. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

  17. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Rollin, rollin...

    Having witnessed Italian driving I’m surprised they’ve got the balls to even attempt this. :D
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  18. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    A friend got one from Spain for 100 Euros. He simply sent off all of his family's spare Euros, which totalled about 96 Euros and it magically went away.
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  19. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat hmm

    you shouldn't say this straight out.

    you should offer to sell secret advice on how to avoid speeding / parking fines and only tell people this after they have sent you money

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  20. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    I believe "vaffanculo" is the correct response in these situations

    E2a ah now I've RTFT I see esteemed linguist maomao concurs :thumbs:
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  21. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Better start learning Italian prison slang - just in case :hmm:
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  22. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    "Al Fresco" in Italian means "in prison" :D
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  23. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    As of May 2017 there is a bilateral agreement in place for driving offences.
    On the motorcycle forums I'm on loads of people started getting them last summer.
    I think most paid as they want to go back to the country they got them from.
    I've not heard of any follow up agencies chasing money yet.

    Driving offence abroad | AA
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  24. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

  25. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    Straight in the bin. When I lived in Belgium I always had Luxembourg plates on my car (tax fiddle) and got loads of tickets from the UK especially but also France and Netherlands. I also had 30+ City of Westminster parking tickets. I just chucked them all and never heard anything about them.
  26. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    Beat me to it. No sympathy for drivers breaking the rules.

    We'll go to the airport to wave Bahnhof Strasse farewell when he is extradited. :thumbs:
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  27. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Again! :facepalm:
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  28. hash tag

    hash tag member

  29. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    The sat Mac went bong as you approached a camera (shit loads of them in Italy it seems), so I never got flashed. I can’t speak for Frau Bahn.
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  30. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Don't be ridiculous :facepalm:

    Have you ever met an Audi driver? :hmm:

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