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Speeding ticket from the Rep of Ireland

Speeding ticket from the Rep of Ireland

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Doogs

Original Poster:

70 posts

78 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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Hi
I received a ticket in the post following a trip to Ireland a couple of weeks ago, 80 Euro fine and 2 penalty points (according the notice).

I am English and live in England.

What happens if i pay the fine and give my details?
What happens if i do nothing?

Thanks


kingofherts

383 posts

104 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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nothing. forget about it.

theworx

43 posts

54 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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Nothing happens if you ignore it but it will be outstanding, if you return to ireland and get stopped it could be a bit of a balls.
Otherwise if you pay the fine i think the points go on a ghost southern licence so they dont affect your current licence or insurance in england.
I'll await being corrected by someone more knowledgeable

Decky_Q

788 posts

85 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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No dont ignore it, I get them regular enough and they will pursue it backed by UK law, pay the fine dont send them your licence and youll not hear anymore about it, but if you dont pay the fine its passed on to be pursued.

Doogs

Original Poster:

70 posts

78 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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Thanks for the replies, i think i'll go with the Decky Q compromise. Should hopefully do the trick. I wouldn't have been concerned had it been mainland Europe, but had a feeling there might be greater co-operation between the Irish and UK Govts on issues like this.
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Zedboy1200

358 posts

119 months

Friday 24th June
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Is the advice here still relevant in 2016?

If someone got an €80 fine in the mail from Garda and two points today (inconsiderate driving), is it best to mail the money as requested and leave it be.... Especially if they're likely to be driving across RoI again this year?

I understand the points don't travel across.

They were reported by a member of public. There were no Garda witnesses. There was no evidence at all and Garda reported that they were not speeding or overtaking illegally. I think it was the rozzer's mum who rang him as the overtake reportedly made her jump (....& the overtaken was on UK plates in the heart of their country?!). Garda stopped said overtaken 5 miles down the road. Garda came from the opposite direction. Is that how democracy works in ROI?

Ta for any pearls of wisdom people

slow_poke

923 posts

142 months

Saturday 25th June
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Zedboy1200 said:
Is the advice here still relevant in 2016?

If someone got an €80 fine in the mail from Garda and two points today (inconsiderate driving), is it best to mail the money as requested and leave it be.... Especially if they're likely to be driving across RoI again this year?

I understand the points don't travel across.

They were reported by a member of public. There were no Garda witnesses. There was no evidence at all and Garda reported that they were not speeding or overtaking illegally. I think it was the rozzer's mum who rang him as the overtake reportedly made her jump (....& the overtaken was on UK plates in the heart of their country?!). Garda stopped said overtaken 5 miles down the road. Garda came from the opposite direction. Is that how democracy works in ROI?

Ta for any pearls of wisdom people
fk that. Take the option of having your day in court, and fight that st.

Zedboy1200

358 posts

119 months

Saturday 25th June
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slow_poke said:
fk that. Take the option of having your day in court, and fight that st.
It's very tempting to elect to go to court, but it will cost me loads more than €80

slow_poke

923 posts

142 months

Saturday 25th June
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Zedboy1200 said:
slow_poke said:
fk that. Take the option of having your day in court, and fight that st.
It's very tempting to elect to go to court, but it will cost me loads more than €80
http://www.gardaombudsman.ie/

Zedboy1200

358 posts

119 months

Saturday 25th June
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Worth a whirl - thanks for the link. Will let you know what happens