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Motoring Fines - Lucca - Anyone Not Paid ?

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Motoring Fines - Lucca - Anyone Not Paid ?

Anyone resident in the UK received ticket fines in the post (invariably about a year later!) for driving your rental car in the limited zones in Lucca and not paid them ? Was wondering what happens if you refuse to pay ?

Norwich, Norfolk, Uk
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for Tuscany
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1. Re: Motoring Fines - Lucca - Anyone Not Paid ?

The fine will get doubled and the debt may eventually get passed on to a debt collection agency. If you committed the offence you should pay.

New York City, New...
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2. Re: Motoring Fines - Lucca - Anyone Not Paid ?

You as a tourist are not excused from fines just because you did not take the time to read up on the laws of the country in which you chose to drive. Tourists and locals alike run afoul of the ZTLs in Italy - A wee bit of research before your trip would have enlightened you on their laws.

As they say - ignorance is no excuse in the eyes of the law.

If you think you get a pass on breaking the laws because you don't live there, guess again.

San Diego...
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3. Re: Motoring Fines - Lucca - Anyone Not Paid ?

If you are an EU resident, the fine can be collected as if it were a local infraction in your country. In the U.S. it has been reported that the fine can be reported to a collection agency which can have many repercussions.

Florence Italy
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4. Re: Motoring Fines - Lucca - Anyone Not Paid ?

One of here at Artviva once made the mistake of thinking we could put the ticket in the rear-view mirror. (This was in Lucca.) Naturally, they caught up with one of us ... and the fine was much, much bigger than the original.

You should follow all the august advice listed above and pay it before it becomes too complicated for words.

Vancouver, Canada
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5. Re: Motoring Fines - Lucca - Anyone Not Paid ?

You committed the crime...pay the fine.

6. Re: Motoring Fines - Lucca - Anyone Not Paid ?

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