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Old May 13th, 2014, 01:34 PM   #501
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Hello, I have a question: 2 weeks ago, I was issued a day fine of 120 € for speeding on E4 in a rural area limited to 100 km/h, with 30 days to pay it; since I'm a foreigner and the officer has written incorrectly my last name and address on the ticket, and the vehicle isn't on my own name (he didn't checked the vehicle papers) but the number plate is on it; would I be annoyed if I do not pay?
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Old May 13th, 2014, 11:15 PM   #502
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Hello, I have a question: 2 weeks ago, I was issued a day fine of 120 € for speeding on E4 in a rural area limited to 100 km/h, with 30 days to pay it; since I'm a foreigner and the officer has written incorrectly my last name and address on the ticket, and the vehicle isn't on my own name (he didn't checked the vehicle papers) but the number plate is on it; would I be annoyed if I do not pay?
So, you come here to make trouble and now you would like to make more trouble by just ignoring your ticket. Well, well...

There are gaps in the procedures to collect the fines from abroad, but a collector agency still might catch the owner of the car. The cost and effort of the hassle may well exceed the sum of the fine.

BTW, there are no rural sections on the 1000 meters long E4 in Finland.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 11:19 PM   #503
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How fast do you have to drive over the limit to get a € 120 fine? 100 km/h on a rural road (assuming it's not a motorway) is a decent speed limit.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 01:07 AM   #504
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So, you come here to make trouble and now you would like to make more trouble by just ignoring your ticket. Well, well...

There are gaps in the procedures to collect the fines from abroad, but a collector agency still might catch the owner of the car. The cost and effort of the hassle may well exceed the sum of the fine.

BTW, there are no rural sections on the 1000 meters long E4 in Finland.
1. Actually, driving more than 1000 km in an almost empty 2-lane international highway is, IMHO, anything but making trouble of any kind, even if not always respecting posted speed limit, most of them being by the way ridiculous.

2. Please, answer to my question.

3. yeah, but E4 is only 800 meter long in Finland. Therefore, it was V 4 .
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Old May 14th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #505
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How fast do you have to drive over the limit to get a € 120 fine? 100 km/h on a rural road (assuming it's not a motorway) is a decent speed limit.
133 km/h. Precising, it was a very long straight 10 m wide stretch with almost no traffic, except for the police patrol.

I would had drive according to the rule, if Finland wasn't so big country with one of the most mediocre motorway network in all first world countries.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 07:09 AM   #506
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Dude GTFO please.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 08:29 AM   #507
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Only €120 for 33km/h over the limit? That's more than reasonable.
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Only €120 for 33km/h over the limit? That's more than reasonable.
Lucky guy, did not hit a moose and the police did not confiscate the driving license.
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If I read the Finnish Wikipedia on Speed Limits correctly, Finland did experiment with 120 km/h speed limits on rural roads in the 1970s.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 11:15 AM   #510
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Lucky guy, did not hit a moose
even them deserted the road.

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and the police did not confiscate the driving license.
I believe that's not possible, since there is an international treaty or smth. that stipulates foreigners can't have their driver's license confiscated in another country than residence?
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Old May 14th, 2014, 11:16 AM   #511
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Going back to the point: Please answer question .
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You're right, Finland has a crappy motorway network with plenty of multiple hundred Km sections of roads with 1+1 lanes and very low standards with AADT over 8000-20000, and summer peaks are horrible especially in Road 5 Heinola-Mikkeli. Also we have plenty of roads with AADT 50 000-100 000 in Helsinki area with just 2+2 lanes, traffic lights and no close upgrading projects. For example, Kehä I eastern sections has just at-level intersections and 2+2 lanes with ADT above 70 000 at points. They were building a really cool 1 Km-long bridge in Itäkeskus, but of course city council voted no because of some NIMBYs complaining.
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I believe that's not possible, since there is an international treaty or smth. that stipulates foreigners can't have their driver's license confiscated in another country than residence?
Of course, it is possible. The ban from driving is in effect immedately. The driving licence will be returned upon exit the country, on request. Of course, handling the request, and mailing the licence to the border station may take a a few days... And the ban continues even if the licence is returned. Not a wise move to attempt a re-entry while the ban is in effect.
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Going back to the point: Please answer question .
It has been answered. There may be or may not be harm from ignoring the ticket.
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Old May 15th, 2014, 01:54 AM   #516
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Why everyone beating up the poor guy?

Is it reasonable to contest ticket and ask for plea bargain from prosecutor?

I would be tempted to ignore, but how far away do you live from Suomi is big question.
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Old May 15th, 2014, 04:00 PM   #517
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Going back to the point: Please answer question .
Thank you for make it clear.
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Why everyone beating up the poor guy?

Is it reasonable to contest ticket and ask for plea bargain from prosecutor?

I would be tempted to ignore, but how far away do you live from Suomi is big question.
I live in France.
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Old May 15th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #519
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Ofcourse you have to pay or the gendarme will jail you
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Old May 17th, 2014, 11:00 PM   #520
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I've found this for Swiss/residents in Switzerland:
http://www.ejpd.admin.ch/content/fed...0.html#a_faq_0

Basically, CH has only the possibility to enforce traffic fines for France, and partially for Germany; so if you were to be caught in Finland with Swiss residency, there is nothing they can do if you don't pay it, unless you are planning to come back there or reside also in FIN.
Assuming you are not the owner of the vehicle and your name has been falsely reported, I guess you can ignore it - but I'm not sure how it is for France - of course, by taking off the moral aspect of it.
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