Spanish speeding fine.

burridge01

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Got a speeding fine today from my trip down to Malaga but no matter what I do I can't pay it.Have followed the instructions on the official site but when I hit the pay button the screen goes blank.Have checked my account and no money has left in relation to the fine.
Anyone on here had similar and managed to pay it,how did you pay?
 

-Mac

Back in the light
I paid one through the site they mention in the letter. Have you tried a different browser?
 

Bumpkin

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According to car hire firm in Barcelona I have one pending from last summer. They charged me the £40 admin fee for providing my details to the authorities, apparently you have to wait for up to a year for the fine to come through... Very suspicious that this is just a scam to extract the fee. Probably just jinxed myself and El Nipo will come in the post tomorrow morning :rolleyes:
 

sort_it_oot_man

Naneohyerpish!
We seemed to have escaped those on our recent (OCT 18) car rally through Portugal & Spain. I wasn't too worried when speeding, as the car was registered to my son. :D We did however get towed in Barcelona and that cost us plenty of god damn Euros. Bastids. I did receive a speeding fine from Italy very nearly a year after the alleged offence and I've completely ignored it and haven't heard a dicky bird since. Deny, deny, deny.


SIOM.
 

Beast

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Got a speeding fine today from my trip down to Malaga but no matter what I do I can't pay it.Have followed the instructions on the official site but when I hit the pay button the screen goes blank.Have checked my account and no money has left in relation to the fine.
Anyone on here had similar and managed to pay it,how did you pay?
Ask the question here ............

Was this in your car / bike ?, or hire vehicle.
BTW is you pay it soon it will be half price & you will get no points either.
 

burridge01

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Managed to pay it yesterday(I hope)via an Iban through Barclays. The link that comes with the letter is shit.Checked on the web and it's known to be a problem when you try and pay.

Regarding not payiny-€50.........yeah ok.
 

Beast

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Managed to pay it yesterday(I hope)via an Iban through Barclays. The link that comes with the letter is shit.Checked on the web and it's known to be a problem when you try and pay.

Regarding not payiny-€50.........yeah ok.
If it did not go through I may be able to help as I still have a Spanish bank acc.
 

JZH

VFR Club Bodger
They are not easily enforceable in the UK, but they are allowed to ask the DVLA to provide the Registered Keeper (RK)'s details (which allows them to write letters to the RK). There is a theoretical method by which an EU government body can get the UK to prosecute the driver in Magistrates Court, but this is very rarely used (particularly because the UK keeps the fine!) And that assumes that the EU government body has respected all ECHR-mandated rights during the process (which mainly relate to language and procedures).

A more relevant issue is that the EU government body may be on the lookout for scofflaws who return to their country in the future, or the past transgression might come to light when interracting with the police on another occasion. This may depend on whether the fine was incurred by the driver or the hirer of a vehicle, or if the RK is found in the country with his own vehicle. Hire companies almost always charge hefty "administration charges" to deal with police/council enquiries, but they do not seem to pay the underlying fine after having successfully named the hirer.

And some EU countries hold drivers liable for speeding/traffic tickets (like the UK), but others can hold the vehicle owner liable (regardless of who was driving). Personally, I'd be more inclined to pay a Swiss fine than a Spanish one, but I tend to drive through Switzerland in my own vehicles a lot more regularly than Spain...

Ciao,

JZH
 

Beast

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Beast,what a very kind offer but hopefully it's gone through and i'll hear no more about it.
Your welcome but do check it has as the Guardia will have it on their database should they stop you in the future.
 

burridge01

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How can I check?
The money has left my account and gone to the Iban account(ref number)provided.i presume I will get another begging letter in due course should there be an issue.
 

Beast

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How can I check?
The money has left my account and gone to the Iban account(ref number)provided.i presume I will get another begging letter in due course should there be an issue.
In that case it should have been paid (often take a few days)
 
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