Italian Highway speeding fine

Italian Highway speeding fine

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Jack_and_MLE

Original Poster:

607 posts

212 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Hello All

Has anyone has had dealing with being flashed in a rental car whiles in Italy?

I was sent a nice letter however the photo evidence only show a car I may have been driving is not conclusive.
The photos I have found on the web where the alleged infraction happen are different from the one sent so I have requested the geographical position of the camera and evidence of the reduced speed.

How does the appeal system works in Italy? Similar to the UK, i.e innocent until proven guilty?
How long does it takes for an appeal to happen?

If I am at fault I will pay no issue, however the only evidence provided show a car on a road lashed at 123kph

Jack

megaphone

9,693 posts

224 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Is the car in the picture the car you hired? Same reg? Where you in possession of the car at the time of the alleged offence?

Jack_and_MLE

Original Poster:

607 posts

212 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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The car was the one I was using at the time.
What bugs me is the picture they send is different from the one on Google Map.
The pictures are taken a bit more than 2 month apart so it is impossible the road was modified to extend.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=4a9c... pict of the car

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@42.4519631,12.30496...
linked to google map

Jack

Jack_and_MLE

Original Poster:

607 posts

212 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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On Google Map I have been up and down the SS675 and I cannot find the view from the picture

Jack

megaphone

9,693 posts

224 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Sorry don't understand. Is this an official document you have been sent? Similar to a notice to owner you'd get over here? Or just a pic from the car hire company?

Jack_and_MLE

Original Poster:

607 posts

212 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Official looking paper work with a picture of the car.

There are no phone number on the paperwork, it's all done over the interweb

http://www.ifn.easyserv.it/Default.aspx

Jack

anothernameitist

1,500 posts

108 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Very basic looking site.

The site doesn't come up on google.

I'll leave you to decide what to do. I may be wrong though so won't advise

shakotan

10,418 posts

169 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Remove the 'ifn' bit from the web address, it's just a hosting server.

I don't believe for a second that an official Italian Government website.

megaphone

9,693 posts

224 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Looks dodgy to me. What does the hire company say, have you contacted them to see if they've received anything?

spookly

3,032 posts

68 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Yeah, that site looks very dodgy. If it was a hire car you'd have probably had something from the hire company too.

elanfan

5,061 posts

200 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Scam id say

BOF

991 posts

196 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Having lived in Italy for a while I can give you a response...

Va Fa'n Culo...or Fangul further South...

BOF

Jack_and_MLE

Original Poster:

607 posts

212 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Sorry BOF

Not sure what is means?
Is it a scam?

Jack

Pachydermus

947 posts

85 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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It's a scam. Any penalty received would be paid by the hire company and they would then bill you.

speedking31

3,163 posts

109 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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So how did the scammers get the OP's contact details? unless working for the hire company.

Pachydermus

947 posts

85 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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or an email hack, or hacking the hire company, or paying the bored, underpaid guy manning the desk.

BOF

991 posts

196 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Jack_and_MLE said:
Sorry BOF

Not sure what is means?
Is it a scam?

Jack
Google is your friend - highlight Va fa'n Culo...

BOF

In practice - Go F... yourself


Edited by BOF on Monday 20th June 17:57

redback911

2,274 posts

239 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Jack_and_MLE said:
Official looking paper work with a picture of the car.

There are no phone number on the paperwork, it's all done over the interweb

http://www.ifn.easyserv.it/Default.aspx

Jack
Jack, total scam. Bin the email. Site was registered and created by two really suspicious dudes. I have PM'd you their info and Facebook profiles.

Update - I sent you some other websites they registered as well.

Edited by redback911 on Monday 20th June 20:34

Jon321

2,055 posts

161 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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The last time I got a fine for a camera abroad was in both a rental and in Italy. However it was in 2000 so things have no doubt changed since then. I got a ticket in the post back in England a few weeks later. Popped it in the bin.

Huskyman

581 posts

100 months

Tuesday 21st June 2016
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I got caught in Italy last year for speeding in a hire car, and like others said the hire company got the fine, and I had to pay the hire company. RE the scam, there are some cheeky b*stards out there....