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05-02-2007, 11:57   #1
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So what happens if you "forgot" to pay speeding fine??

Well Hello,I have a friend, we will call him XY2007, and he "forgot" to pay his speeding fine!The unfortunate fellow did 80km/h in a 60km/h zone.

He received a nice letter from the pi... Gardai saying that he was caught and he must pay fine and that he has 2 bonus points!However, XY2007 forgot to pay this fine withing 28 days which bumped the fine up a little which had to be paid within a further 28 days. Yet he forgot!!

He went to the postoffice to pay fine 2 days after the deadling but the nasty little post man wouldn't accept it. The nasty post man stapled a receipt which proves that he made an attempt to pay fine which may help his cause.

What will happen my friend?

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Court!!! More than likely a hefty fine and 4 points for his "forgetfulness"!!
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Also when in court tell your friend not to forget to refer to them as gardai. If he let something slip the way you nearly did he would be punished severly and rightfully so!
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Court!!! More than likely a hefty fine and 4 points for his "forgetfulness"!!
He is aware of the extra bonus points but not sure of the fine. Different people say different amounts!
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I think your friend is you
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Well done Mr. Holmes.
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05-02-2007, 15:12   #7
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Should have just said you never received it. Its not delivered by registered post, IF you do go to court say you didn't receive it until that day, they can't prove otherwise.
Blame it on the post office.
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and get done for lieing in court aswell.court appearnce four points and a bigger fine i think its double he wont forget the next time

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Should have just said you never received it. Its not delivered by registered post, IF you do go to court say you didn't receive it until that day, they can't prove otherwise. Blame it on the post office.
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He went to the postoffice to pay fine 2 days after the deadling but the nasty little post man wouldn't accept it. The nasty post man stapled a receipt which proves that he made an attempt to pay fine which may help his cause.
Doh!
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07-02-2007, 10:35   #11
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This has always boggled me.... What if you genuinly never got the letter in the post and had to go to court?

Like, say in court, you admit to speeding and don't contest the fine and 2 points.... Would you get away with the 2 points and fine, or would you get the 4 points for dragging (Even though not your fault I guess) it to court?
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Unless you can prove it didn't get to your house on time then you can't use that excuse!! I think the max fine is €2500!!!
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Unless you can prove it didn't get to your house on time then you can't use that excuse!! I think the max fine is €2500!!!
Guilty until proven innocent?
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07-02-2007, 11:20   #14
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Happened to me.

Got caught speeding up in Cavan at the start of Aug 2005. Got pulled over and handed a speeding ticket. Lost the ticket and thought I would get a reminder sent out in the post. Never heard anything more untill Feb 2006.

I got a summons delivered by registered post to my house. I rang the Guard to find out if I could pay the fine late as I wasn't contesting the speeding ticket. Told them I had lost the original ticket and thought that I would get sent a reminder but never got one.

He told me that they have stopped sending out reminders and that once you get a summons you have to go to court there is nothing they can do to stop that anymore. I asked him for the name of a good local solicitor and got in touch with them.

The solicitor went to court on my behalf and ask the judge to extend the payment date as I was not contesting the speeding ticket. The judge extended it by 14 days. I paid the fine got 2 points and paid the solicitor 100 euros.
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Ok so I was given a ticket for doing 72km in a 60km zone on the Tallaght Bypass (what a joke of a speed limit, and I thought these vans were supposed to be at black spots?).

Anyway I recieved the notice dated 18th Jan which says I have 28 days to pay €80 and if not paid, then I have another 28 days to pay €120. I have calculated that this brings me up to 16th March to pay €120.

I called the number on the notice yesterday with laser card in hand only to be told I couldny pay over the phone as there were penalty points involved, WHAT A JOKE (this is the year 2011!!

So over to the post office I go today the 5th March to pay the fine (still 13 days within the time limit) only to be told that the fine isnt on the SYSTEM???

I got two print outs showing the attempts made.

What should I do now??
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