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Re: Ever had a speeding ticket in Italy?

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Did you ever get the Italian tickets? Reason for me asking is that I have violated the restricted traffic area in Rome multiple times.

What happens if you don't pay? Can Italy bring you to court in Switzerland?
Nope! I guess I'm lucky... Lesson learned though as per above post and the current state of things
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Re: Ever had a speeding ticket in Italy?

They will catch up with you... It took them over 12mths but they eventually sent me a fine (with photo) for doing a u-turn over double lines in a small little village
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They will catch up with you... It took them over 12mths but they eventually sent me a fine (with photo) for doing a u-turn over double lines in a small little village

but are you required to pay it...... forget should, its the right thing to do etc...is it enforceable
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Re: Ever had a speeding ticket in Italy?

Thanks for the info!!
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Re: Ever had a speeding ticket in Italy?

We got a traffic ticket from Milan in February 2013 fining us for violation in March of 2012. The strange thing is...we weren't in Italy March 2012. Weird. We wrote back basically saying the burden of proof is theirs. Has anyone heard of something like this?
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Re: Ever had a speeding ticket in Italy?

Any further updates on this, we were amazed at the amount of lazer boxes between Bologna and Firenze, which the Garmin doesn't pick up. Mobile laser traps everyday too in Southern Tuscany, how much comes back to CH ?
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Re: Ever had a speeding ticket in Italy?

Garmin can't pick up anything, it's a satnav. Try POIs from scdb.info

And I would expect nothing.
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Re: Ever had a speeding ticket in Italy?

So almost exactly 1 year later we get a fine from the City of Bologna for driving in the City Centre on a Sunday as a non local, by registered letter demanding that we pay 92 EURO in 5 days or it would double to 180 EURO. I paid it and dropped a note to the tourist office in Bologna noting that we wouldn't be returning ....ever
The Garmin picked up the speed cameras to the South of France brilliantly this year
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Re: Ever had a speeding ticket in Italy?

In fact with the new highway to Annecy from Geneva, the South of France is much easier to get to. If you are around Montreux in Switzerland watch the 2 bastard 60 Kmph cameras on the motorway in the roadworks, its just callous
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Re: Ever had a speeding ticket in Italy?

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So almost exactly 1 year later we get a fine from the City of Bologna for driving in the City Centre on a Sunday as a non local, by registered letter demanding that we pay 92 EURO in 5 days or it would double to 180 EURO. I paid it and dropped a note to the tourist office in Bologna noting that we wouldn't be returning ....ever
The Garmin picked up the speed cameras to the South of France brilliantly this year
Why not returning?
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So almost exactly 1 year later we get a fine from the City of Bologna for driving in the City Centre on a Sunday as a non local, by registered letter demanding that we pay 92 EURO in 5 days or it would double to 180 EURO. I paid it and dropped a note to the tourist office in Bologna noting that we wouldn't be returning ....ever
The Garmin picked up the speed cameras to the South of France brilliantly this year
You do realise that if the police catch you in France with a GPS or other device that warns you of speed cameras, the machine will be confiscated + HUGE fine, don't you? There is a thread about this on EF already, posted by Smackerjack as their friends' were fined by customs officers as they entered Switzerland! As they are forbidden here too. In France, this has been so since 2012- here is the info from the UK Automobile Association (AA):

While radar speed camera detectors may still be legal at home – the 2006 Road Safety Act did include enabling provisions allowing the Secretary of State to make regulations to prohibit them but this hasn't been done yet – the position is different abroad where many countries have laws in place banning the carrying or use of these devices.
For some years now it is has been strictly forbidden under article R413-15 of the French 'Code de la Route' (highway code) to have a speed camera detector in a car in France, regardless of whether or not it is being used.
Penalties can include fines of up to €1,500, confiscation of the device and of the vehicle.
Until recently this legislation didn't apply to satellite navigation or other GPS-based systems capable of displaying fixed speed camera locations as points of interest (PoI).

New law in France

Effective from 3 January 2012 French laws prohibiting drivers from carrying devices capable of detecting speed cameras have been extended to include devices able to warn or inform of the location of speed cameras e.g. satnav or gps systems capable of showing speed camera sites as PoI.
As well as now banning all devices capable of warning drivers of speed camera locations, the French government is installing around 400 new fixed speed cameras and is taking down road signs indicating the location of existing fixed speed camera sites.

What should you do

If you have a satnav capable of displaying French camera locations in France then you must at least disable camera alerts before driving in France. We recommend that you contact the manufacturer of the satnav for advice as it is likely that a software or database update is available that will actually remove camera data for France from the device.
If you have a satnav system built into your car then we recommend contacting the vehicle manufacturer in the first instance.

Further advice

Driving regulations and customs in France are different to the UK. There are severe and rigidly enforced penalties for all road traffic infringements. These include imprisonment and a heavy fine for causing death whilst driving over the alcohol limit or under the influence of drugs.
There are also similar penalties for causing death by dangerous or negligent driving.
The French police apply speeding restrictions strictly and if you exceed speed limits you will face heavy on-the-spot fines.
If you break French driving laws you can also have your UK driving licence confiscated by French Police. This could lead to your vehicle being temporarily impounded if no alternative driver with a valid licence is available.

(16 February 2012)

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Re: Ever had a speeding ticket in Italy?

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You do realise that if the police catch you in France with a GPS or other device that warns you of speed cameras, the machine will be confiscated + HUGE fine, don't you? There is a thread about this on EF already, posted by Smackerjack as their friends' were fined by customs officers as they entered Switzerland! As they are forbidden here too. In France, this has been so since 2012- here is the info from the UK Automobile Association (AA):

While radar speed camera detectors may still be legal at home the 2006 Road Safety Act did include enabling provisions allowing the Secretary of State to make regulations to prohibit them but this hasn't been done yet the position is different abroad where many countries have laws in place banning the carrying or use of these devices.
For some years now it is has been strictly forbidden under article R413-15 of the French 'Code de la Route' (highway code) to have a speed camera detector in a car in France, regardless of whether or not it is being used.
Penalties can include fines of up to 1,500, confiscation of the device and of the vehicle.
Until recently this legislation didn't apply to satellite navigation or other GPS-based systems capable of displaying fixed speed camera locations as points of interest (PoI).

New law in France
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Actually, that's not entirely completely true. AFAIK, in France satnavs still can display fixed location speed cameras by not calling them speed cameras but identifying the location as a "Danger Spot".

http://uk.support.tomtom.com/app/ans...rvice-legal%3F

Some of the French car built-in GPSs have are already been changed to reflect this. The locations of the "Danger spots" are actually made public by the french gov. so can't really think they will fine you if you use them.

The same doesn't apply for Switzerland though where any indication is illegal.
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