You are here: Home > Message Board > General Talk > speeding offences in italy
March 19 2019 4.55pm

speeding offences in italy

Previous Topic | Next Topic


Page 1 of 2 1 2 > Last

 

View rawpalace05's Profile rawpalace05 Flag Saltdean 28 Jan 19 10.17pm Send a Private Message to rawpalace05 Add rawpalace05 as a friend

Hey guys n girls.

Hoping some local / first hand experience may be able to help me here.

I rented a s***ty little citreon whilst at a wedding in italy back in september.

Remarkably i managed to survive the southern italian driving, negotiating the plethora of pot holes, valentino rossi impersonators and drunken lorry drivers.

Even more remarkable was the fact that in a car usain bolt could probably outrun i've managed to collate a total of FOUR speeding tickets.

Rental company have forwarded 2 already and advised 2 are pending. Police instructions are in italian blurb and whilst i get the crux of it and was attempting to pay 1 i feel they might just be taking the piss.

Any advice? Loads of various stuff online but wondered if anyone could help based on first hand experience/knowledge?

I emailed them a week ago to confirm if swift pay using a code to IBAN was possible, alas no reply yet. Gather i have 60 days before teh fine goes up. Goldcar casually pocketing 55EU for each of these too;NICE!

Thanks in advance folks!

Edited by rawpalace05 (28 Jan 2019 10.19pm)

 


1/6/2010.a new era.we made it everyone!!!lets get the ball rolling for another 105 years of proud history.thank you cpfc2010.

palace forever.eeaaaaaaaaaaaaaggglless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 28 Jan 19 10.22pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

Try & stall them until 11pm on the 29th of March, then tell them to go & F**% themselves !!

 


Pro USA & Israel

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 28 Jan 19 10.23pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Should have just married her.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View simmo80's Profile simmo80 Flag london 28 Jan 19 10.25pm Send a Private Message to simmo80 Add simmo80 as a friend

Hey

I worked in Sorrento and Siclily as a holiday rep and fell victim to these Italian mafia crooks .

I parked paid once in pay and display only 6 months later to receive a fine for not paying and displaying which 100% I paid as I know having Italian parents that the southern Italians would rip their own let alone a tourist .

I ignored the fine and no comeback . I can't give you much advice but take the hit and ignore it .

Buona fortuna

Johnny

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 28 Jan 19 10.33pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by simmo80

Hey

I worked in Sorrento and Siclily as a holiday rep and fell victim to these Italian mafia crooks .

I parked paid once in pay and display only 6 months later to receive a fine for not paying and displaying which 100% I paid as I know having Italian parents that the southern Italians would rip their own let alone a tourist .

I ignored the fine and no comeback . I can't give you much advice but take the hit and ignore it .

Buona fortuna

Johnny

It's not one it's four

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
chateauferret Flag 28 Jan 19 11.16pm

Invite them over here on a fact-finding tour to learn how to do it properly.

Look at all our town centres festooned with ParkingEye and the like with their cameras taking pictures of you and extorting money with menances. Legalised theft. Meanwhile the speed cameras not only fine you 100 a go but also put three points on your license, four of those and you need a railway timetable. (There's one on the A53 going into Chester which it's very difficult to avoid getting pinged by as it's just after the seventh roundabout on a fast dual carriageway and you don't see it until it's too late. 1.5m per year from that camera alone).

Then there are the 'bus lanes. Not many 'buses go up and down the Great Western Road in Glasgow but it's 'bus lanes all the way from the St George's Cross exit off the M8 to Drumchapel (as well as 30 mph with an array of cameras and parked vans just beyond them to get you when you think you've passed the speed check). No 'buses anywhere in sight but a queue of stationary cars in the other lane and anyone who ventures into the 'bus lane gets a snotty letter, 100 fine and three points. Even trying to turn left out of this requires extreme caution to avoid an unwanted appearance on Candid Camera. Edinburgh is also equipped with such places.

Finally everyone's favourite, the Mismanaged Motorway. Every 200 yards a gantry with a different speed limit over each lane and (obviously) a camera. 50, 70, 60, 70, now 40. 40?? FFS. *screech* *bang*. They've just installed these in a couple of places up here but down south there seems to be hundreds of miles of this s***.

If you have any time left over visit lovely Edinburgh and see how long it takes the traffic wardens to ticket you after your meter runs out. My record is 20 seconds.

Edited by chateauferret (28 Jan 2019 11.20pm)

 


============
The Ferret
============

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Quote this post in a reply
View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 29 Jan 19 8.29am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by chateauferret

Invite them over here on a fact-finding tour to learn how to do it properly.

Look at all our town centres festooned with ParkingEye and the like with their cameras taking pictures of you and extorting money with menances. Legalised theft. Meanwhile the speed cameras not only fine you 100 a go but also put three points on your license, four of those and you need a railway timetable. (There's one on the A53 going into Chester which it's very difficult to avoid getting pinged by as it's just after the seventh roundabout on a fast dual carriageway and you don't see it until it's too late. 1.5m per year from that camera alone).

Then there are the 'bus lanes. Not many 'buses go up and down the Great Western Road in Glasgow but it's 'bus lanes all the way from the St George's Cross exit off the M8 to Drumchapel (as well as 30 mph with an array of cameras and parked vans just beyond them to get you when you think you've passed the speed check). No 'buses anywhere in sight but a queue of stationary cars in the other lane and anyone who ventures into the 'bus lane gets a snotty letter, 100 fine and three points. Even trying to turn left out of this requires extreme caution to avoid an unwanted appearance on Candid Camera. Edinburgh is also equipped with such places.

Finally everyone's favourite, the Mismanaged Motorway. Every 200 yards a gantry with a different speed limit over each lane and (obviously) a camera. 50, 70, 60, 70, now 40. 40?? FFS. *screech* *bang*. They've just installed these in a couple of places up here but down south there seems to be hundreds of miles of this s***.

If you have any time left over visit lovely Edinburgh and see how long it takes the traffic wardens to ticket you after your meter runs out. My record is 20 seconds.

Edited by chateauferret (28 Jan 2019 11.20pm)

Maybe you should vote for independence...from traffic wardens.


 


One more point

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View steph_eagle's Profile steph_eagle Flag Thornton Heath 29 Jan 19 8.40am Send a Private Message to steph_eagle Add steph_eagle as a friend

Originally posted by chateauferret

Invite them over here on a fact-finding tour to learn how to do it properly.

Look at all our town centres festooned with ParkingEye and the like with their cameras taking pictures of you and extorting money with menances. Legalised theft. Meanwhile the speed cameras not only fine you 100 a go but also put three points on your license, four of those and you need a railway timetable. (There's one on the A53 going into Chester which it's very difficult to avoid getting pinged by as it's just after the seventh roundabout on a fast dual carriageway and you don't see it until it's too late. 1.5m per year from that camera alone).

Then there are the 'bus lanes. Not many 'buses go up and down the Great Western Road in Glasgow but it's 'bus lanes all the way from the St George's Cross exit off the M8 to Drumchapel (as well as 30 mph with an array of cameras and parked vans just beyond them to get you when you think you've passed the speed check). No 'buses anywhere in sight but a queue of stationary cars in the other lane and anyone who ventures into the 'bus lane gets a snotty letter, 100 fine and three points. Even trying to turn left out of this requires extreme caution to avoid an unwanted appearance on Candid Camera. Edinburgh is also equipped with such places.

Finally everyone's favourite, the Mismanaged Motorway. Every 200 yards a gantry with a different speed limit over each lane and (obviously) a camera. 50, 70, 60, 70, now 40. 40?? FFS. *screech* *bang*. They've just installed these in a couple of places up here but down south there seems to be hundreds of miles of this s***.

If you have any time left over visit lovely Edinburgh and see how long it takes the traffic wardens to ticket you after your meter runs out. My record is 20 seconds.

Edited by chateauferret (28 Jan 2019 11.20pm)

Can I ask when that was as they have to give 10 minutes grace?

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 29 Jan 19 9.46am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by rawpalace05

Hey guys n girls.

Hoping some local / first hand experience may be able to help me here.

I rented a s***ty little citreon whilst at a wedding in italy back in september.

Remarkably i managed to survive the southern italian driving, negotiating the plethora of pot holes, valentino rossi impersonators and drunken lorry drivers.

Even more remarkable was the fact that in a car usain bolt could probably outrun i've managed to collate a total of FOUR speeding tickets.

Rental company have forwarded 2 already and advised 2 are pending. Police instructions are in italian blurb and whilst i get the crux of it and was attempting to pay 1 i feel they might just be taking the piss.

Any advice? Loads of various stuff online but wondered if anyone could help based on first hand experience/knowledge?

I emailed them a week ago to confirm if swift pay using a code to IBAN was possible, alas no reply yet. Gather i have 60 days before teh fine goes up. Goldcar casually pocketing 55EU for each of these too;NICE!

Thanks in advance folks!

Edited by rawpalace05 (28 Jan 2019 10.19pm)

Speeding in Italy isn't that an oxymoron?

I once made the mistake of putting my seat belt on in a taxi the driver felt I insulted his driving and wouldn't stop moaning at me.

Edited by Badger11 (29 Jan 2019 9.47am)

 


One more point

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View IMilburn's Profile IMilburn Flag Haywards Heath 29 Jan 19 11.01am Send a Private Message to IMilburn Add IMilburn as a friend

Originally posted by rawpalace05

Hey guys n girls.

Hoping some local / first hand experience may be able to help me here.

I rented a s***ty little citreon whilst at a wedding in italy back in september.

Remarkably i managed to survive the southern italian driving, negotiating the plethora of pot holes, valentino rossi impersonators and drunken lorry drivers.

Even more remarkable was the fact that in a car usain bolt could probably outrun i've managed to collate a total of FOUR speeding tickets.

Rental company have forwarded 2 already and advised 2 are pending. Police instructions are in italian blurb and whilst i get the crux of it and was attempting to pay 1 i feel they might just be taking the piss.

Any advice? Loads of various stuff online but wondered if anyone could help based on first hand experience/knowledge?

I emailed them a week ago to confirm if swift pay using a code to IBAN was possible, alas no reply yet. Gather i have 60 days before teh fine goes up. Goldcar casually pocketing 55EU for each of these too;NICE!

Thanks in advance folks!

Edited by rawpalace05 (28 Jan 2019 10.19pm)


I (allegedly but probably guilty!) committed a speeding offence near Florence in October 2011. I received no notification or additional charge from the car rental company, and no notification from the police.

Out of the blue, in May 2016, I received a letter in English from European Municipality Outsourcing stating that as I had missed all payment deadlines, the offence was now 'enforceable', that the amount owing was 452 euros, and that failure to pay within 30 days would result in legal proceedings. It appears that EMO is used by many (but not all) police forces in Italy to administer speeding tickets and fine collections.

I emailed EMO without response, so called and spoke to a very helpful lady who spoke perfect English. I explained that the May 2016 letter was the first notification I had received, and she agreed to reduce the amount to the original fine of 238 euros, which I paid.

I thought no more about it until reading this thread. I just logged on to the EMO site and found that my payment has been logged as a deposit and 214 euros is still showing as outstanding! I am therefore expecting a further letter in a few years time!

My advice at this stage would be to check whether the police force involved subcontracts to EMO. Go to [Link] and follow the 'police command'link to find this out. If the police force concerned subcontracts to EMO, you can expect them to be hounding you for five years and may be more after the offence. If EMO is not involved, you may get away with it .......

As further advice, never rent from Gold Car - they have a reputation for screwing customers with unfair or hidden charges!

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 29 Jan 19 11.09am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

I had this a while ago and the rental co charged my debit card, so make sure you don't finish up paying twice, or hire Mr Loophole.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View ChrisGC's Profile ChrisGC Flag Wantage 29 Jan 19 11.49am Send a Private Message to ChrisGC Add ChrisGC as a friend

Sound like a scam mate, ignore it.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply

 

Page 1 of 2 1 2 > Last

Previous Topic | Next Topic

You are here: Home > Message Board > General Talk > speeding offences in italy