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Speeding ticket from Italy

I rented a car in Italy in February this year and just received a fine for 11.46 km/h over the 90 km/h limit. The fine is 138 EUR, which is quite a lot. I don't remember any flash or anything similar. Shall I just pay or investigate more? What is your experience with Italian fines? Thanks
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Old 27.05.2019, 11:47
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Re: Speeding ticket from Italy

Were you there? As with 99% of speeding fines, they are not made up - you get them for driving too fast. Pay it and move on...
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Yes, it was me, just checked the receipt - I returned the car at 12-42 and the speeding was at 12-22
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Re: Speeding ticket from Italy

Likely the bill came from the rental company and includes an admin surcharge as they have to handle this on your behalf. Usually they just charge your credit card.
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Likely the bill came from the rental company and includes an admin surcharge as they have to handle this on your behalf. Usually they just charge your credit card.
No, I've got letter from Italian police in two languages (German and Italian). Similar format to the one I get from Swiss police. I guess rental company gave them my personal data.
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Old 27.05.2019, 12:46
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I rented a car in Italy in February this year and just received a fine for 11.46 km/h over the 90 km/h limit. The fine is 138 EUR, which is quite a lot. I don't remember any flash or anything similar. Shall I just pay or investigate more? What is your experience with Italian fines? Thanks
I got fines only two times in France (2x50euro). I payed them and that was it.

In Italy, a funny thing has happened to us: we couldn't use our cards (the machine was broken) at the toll booth and asked for help from the monitoring centre. They asked us to use cash instead but as we were used to CH (too much) we barely had some coins - maybe 10 euros, maybe more I don't remember exactly. We've put all the cash we had and they let us go.

3 years after this we received a letter saying we still owe 14 euros. It took them a while to count but they got there. Needless to say, we payed the money and that was it.

I would say that if you got a fine it's most probably "earned". Oh, and btw, I discovered during that incident that my OH speaks fluent Italian. (as the lady from the monitoring station couldn't say a word in English)

Lessons to be learned - watch the speed limits, and b) always have some cash on you while in Italy. Speak a little Italian.
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I rented a car in Italy in February this year and just received a fine for 11.46 km/h over the 90 km/h limit. The fine is 138 EUR, which is quite a lot.
The range of fines for speeding between 10 and 40 kph is EUR 168 to EUR 674. Seems you even got a discount.


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il superamento del limite di velocità compreso tra i 10 km/h e i 40 km/h prevede una multa che va da 168 a 674 euro

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The range of fines for speeding between 10 and 40 kph is EUR 168 to EUR 674. Seems you even got a discount.





https://www.patentati.it/blog/artico...-velocita.html
It is actually 190 EUR but if I pay in the next 5 days there is discount.
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It is actually 190 EUR but if I pay in the next 5 days there is discount.
Pay it and be done with it. We travel relatively often to Italy and haven't got any fine so far, so you probably were in the wrong. And another thing - if you plan to travel around Italy in the next years you don't want to feel as if you shouldn't be there..
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11.46 km/h over the 90 km/h limit. The fine is 138 EUR, which is quite a lot.
No, it is not.
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Re: Speeding ticket from Italy

On Italian fines there is usually a code or something that you can use to log into some sort of a municipal police website and check details for your offence - may be useful if you want to investigate.

However, there are really a lot of speed cams in Italy and it's highly likely you got caught by one of them rightfully. Plus this is going to be a real pain in the ass to deal with their authorities, they almost never answer emails or it takes them 1 month to reply, or if you want to sort this out by phone you gotta speak Italian. Went through this myself, it is not worth the time you will spend on it.

Plus in many cases there is a grace period (1 month or so) within which you can pay the reduced amount.
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