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Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby Sir Brixalot » 07 Dec 2017, 13:22

This year I thought I'd pop in to Milan on the way back to the airport. Big mistake as I got lost. I went thought multiple Residents only zones. It was so busy that once your nearly at the Zone there's no way to get out. I've just been been notified of a £45 admin charge from the car hire company which will be on top the £100+ fine so probably about £170 per offence. I'm sure I've got a lot of these heading my way. Can I get away with not paying?
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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby clift_d » 07 Dec 2017, 15:17

If it had been your own vehicle on UK plates then you might have been able to brush them off, but I'd be surprised if the hire company didn't have something in the hire agreement small print that gave them a way of extracting that money from you.
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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby Sir Brixalot » 07 Dec 2017, 19:41

I reckon I could be looking at 4 fines. £600 plus all incurred in about 30 minutes in Milan. I've cancellled my credit card, not sure if that'll work.
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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby tobydog » 07 Dec 2017, 22:02

When in Rome :rofl
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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby silverbullet » 07 Dec 2017, 23:17

One for blood donors: if you go to Italy you will not be able to donate due to a (currently) untestable virus that has broken out in those parts.
Only found out today at my donation session.


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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby tobydog » 07 Dec 2017, 23:25

To excuse the pun, something positive. :)
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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby itchyfeet » 08 Dec 2017, 12:20

Is fine evasion or avoidance as bad as tax evasion or avoidance?
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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby Sir Brixalot » 08 Dec 2017, 14:20

Meeow. Do you think £640 is a fair penalty ? Thanks for the help though.
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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby Titus A Duxass » 08 Dec 2017, 15:20

silverbullet wrote:One for blood donors: if you go to Italy you will not be able to donate due to a (currently) untestable virus that has broken out in those parts.
Only found out today at my donation session.


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You can't donate in Germany if you've lived in the UK for more than six months in the eighties.
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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby itchyfeet » 08 Dec 2017, 15:28

Sir Brixalot wrote:Meeow. Do you think £640 is a fair penalty ? Thanks for the help though.


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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby itchyfeet » 08 Dec 2017, 16:48

One more thought, hire car companies usually want your passport details.
If you don't pay next time you fly to Italy you might get detained at the airport.
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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby captain Byrne » 08 Dec 2017, 17:04

I feel for you Sir Brix. but I'd hold fire a bit. They may not charge you for each time you crossed in & out of the residents zone. As you've received just one fine so far this may be the end of it. If, however you do get charged multiple times then I'd either seek legal advice or go through an appeals route. Good luck.
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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby Sir Brixalot » 08 Dec 2017, 17:25

Thanks for the upbeat advice. Milan has a year to serve fines but one payment I wouldn't mind reluctantly paying. I expect the London Congestion Charge catches out a fair few foreigners as well. I found the constant change in speed limits confusing as well. Actually puts me off going there again
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Re: Residents Zone Fines Italy

Postby ryantrooper » 08 Dec 2017, 18:35

Sir Brixalot wrote:Thanks for the upbeat advice. Milan has a year to serve fines but one payment I wouldn't mind reluctantly paying. I expect the London Congestion Charge catches out a fair few foreigners as well. I found the constant change in speed limits confusing as well. Actually puts me off going there again


I work in the rental industry (A fleet of camper-vans) so i can advise here with knowledge:

The car rental company would have given your name and address to the organisation issuing the fine. It'll then be up to them to chase you for it. Rental company wouldn't give your card details so cancelling would only stop the admin fee (£45 is excessively high for this 5 minute job). When i have clients not paying the congestion charge or the dart charge i just give tfl/dft their details and i have no idea if they then chase overseas clients. I've had a few toll roads in Ireland and Norway come through in the past, but they only chase the outstanding tolls rather than a penalty.
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