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Ever got an international ticket?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by C17Guy, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Mar 9, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    C17Guy

    C17Guy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    I was in Spain for a mission, and a couple of us guys rented a car and drove out to Gibraltar. The car was under my name, and its quite possible I was the driver (we switched halfway).

    I just got a ticket in the mail for 100 EURO, hell of a ticket. Whats the deal with tickets internationally? Any way to fight it?

    ~Dennis
     
  2. Mar 9, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    WTF was the ticket for?? Speeding?
     
  3. Mar 9, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    Yep :eek:... haven't received the ticket yet, went to my house in Charlotte, its getting scanned and sent to me.

    God I'm hoping I wasn't driving....
     
  4. Mar 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    Ha ha, crazy!

    Only bad thing is, the flashing american dollar next time i'm there won't do me any good, they'll just laugh.... now euro on the other hand :D
     
  5. Mar 9, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    That reminds me. I got one in Scotland about 4 years ago for speeding and I forgot to pay it. Ooops. Oh well. I dont think they will issue an international warrant for me for a speeding ticket.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    INTERPOL is looking for you guys!!;):D
     
  7. Mar 9, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    Well, I have no need to vacation there. I fly into there at least once a month and once we land, I'm cleared automatically. Not a bad deal, but i'd honestly like to just take care of it, either reduced amount or if i have too just pay the fine. But damn.... 100 EURO!!! come on!!!!
     
  8. Mar 9, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I don't feel like calculating that, how much is 100 Euros worth here?
     
  9. Mar 9, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    roughly $140
     
  10. Mar 9, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    A coworker and I rented a car when we were in Switzerland and Germany a couple years ago under his name. A month or two after the trip he got a letter from the rental company saying the car was ticketed while we had it (radar camera). Unfortunately, we both knew that I drove for most of the trip, especially in the area where the ticket came from.

    I debated not dealing with it, but you've got not only the police but also the rental company to worry about. Since Avis isn't exactly small, I didn't want to bother to find out their legal capabilities in getting us to pay for the ticket.

    Not that paying was actually easy. First I had to transcribe the ticket into babelfish or something to figure who I owed and how much. Then I had to call the local police, who somehow only had one person who spoke english and not very well. He was equally confused as to the best way for me to go about paying, but he finally got me a bank account to try and transfer money to... So multiple calls to the police, their bank, my bank... add in some international bank transfer fees. It was quite a hassle.

    But if I ever get the chance to go back to Switzerland, it's nice to know that I won't have a warrant or anything to worry about.
     
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    Well that's not TOO bad. I'd just pay it. It'll be easier in my opinion. :p
     
  12. Mar 10, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    wait till the last minute to pay. the euro is taking a beating.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    send them a picture of some cash
    just kidding....

    I think they put remarks on your record, so if you try to enter
    the EU again,you have to pay the fine, or you will be denied entry, and if there is
    no returning flight within a resonable time, european bubba holds you
    untill the next day, and then make you sign a waiver never to enter again
     
  14. Mar 16, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    my BIL got one in italy. he paid it, thinking ITALY is much too nice of a place to not visit again. i dont remember how muchn $
     
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