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Speeding fine

Hey all,

it might be the Austrian in me, asking this question, but does anyone know how I can settle a speeding fine with a foreign plated car?

The thing is this: I was a bit too fast on the way to Marsaxlokk today and forgot about the speed camera  on the way there.... We've got our Austrian plated car here - as we're not residents and only staying here for 3 months, that's totally legal (I checked on the gov site, we're tourists as far as that is concerned). We'll be leaving the island in about 3 weeks - now, my question is, how can I find out how much the fine for my speeding is, and how can I settle it? I have no problem paying for it - but I figure the ticket won't be sent to my Austrian address, and here in Malta we're not registered, as we're not residents.

What I do know is that the number plate was registered when we took the ferry over to Malta, and I figure it will be registered on the way back again, too...

Any help appreciated :)

Sorry, cannot advise but....   tut tut. you should have known better.  ;)

Sorry, I thought you said Australian.  Worse than Maltese.  ;)

There is EU wide system for figuring out who owns a car for this purpose. Saw some news articles saying TM is on that now so you might get it

But maybe the general incompetence will save you :)

I would call TM help line. They are surprisingly helpful

Last time I got was one was in a rental, so can't help with payment, but I was staggered at how cheap they were! It almost isn't worth slowing down for them  :joking:

The details are stored in LES system here,

helpline[at]les.gov.mt or telephone 23318900

Call them, give your registration number and they will find the fine if one is issued, and instruct you how you can pay it.

https://les.gov.mt/Home

May be too late, but maybe someone reads this.

My friend had the same exact scenario in Italy.

he was driving fast, and when he got home to Germany (where he is registered and his car), the bill came from teh German authorities.

Same with you if you havent already received it from the Austrian authorities.  They are all connected :)

bernie_iris_fabian_david :

Hey all,

it might be the Austrian in me, asking this question, but does anyone know how I can settle a speeding fine with a foreign plated car?

The thing is this: I was a bit too fast on the way to Marsaxlokk today and forgot about the speed camera  on the way there.... We've got our Austrian plated car here - as we're not residents and only staying here for 3 months, that's totally legal (I checked on the gov site, we're tourists as far as that is concerned). We'll be leaving the island in about 3 weeks - now, my question is, how can I find out how much the fine for my speeding is, and how can I settle it? I have no problem paying for it - but I figure the ticket won't be sent to my Austrian address, and here in Malta we're not registered, as we're not residents.

What I do know is that the number plate was registered when we took the ferry over to Malta, and I figure it will be registered on the way back again, too...

Any help appreciated :)

Terrible excuse. Next time you could be on trial for manslaughter.  :sosad:

It's not like I was going terribly fast, but 90 when 80 is allowed is not like I'm going to kill anyone any second... And for all I can tell I am not a reckless driver, I drive quite a lot all across Italy, Austria and Germany and never had any accidents or close calls, so the manslaughter comment is a bit far-fetched.. Anyway, never received anything from the Austrian authorities, so maybe I was lucky.

bernie_iris_fabian_david :

It's not like I was going terribly fast, but 90 when 80 is allowed is not like I'm going to kill anyone any second... And for all I can tell I am not a reckless driver, I drive quite a lot all across Italy, Austria and Germany and never had any accidents or close calls, so the manslaughter comment is a bit far-fetched.. Anyway, never received anything from the Austrian authorities, so maybe I was lucky.

Maybe a little boy got lucky by not being in the way of your speeding  :sosad:

How are the Maltese cops?  I went to Greece and we got into an accident in Athens and took the police 3.5 hours to come out... after that, the guy slipped him some money and they told us to bugger off

:lol:

MrCowboyEast :

How are the Maltese cops?  I went to Greece and we got into an accident in Athens and took the police 3.5 hours to come out... after that, the guy slipped him some money and they told us to bugger off

:lol:

Please don't spread rumors like this. Yes, it does take quite a while for the cops to arrive to the incident in Greece but they wouldn't accept money. They are all under surveillance from their superiors as well. The consequences a cop would have if he accepted money from a citizen would be to lose his job in the best of cases. And since the post had nothing to do with what you've been through, please post something that has to do with our Austrian friend.

DanielDon :

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Maybe a little boy got lucky by not being in the way of your speeding  :sosad:

A rather unnecessary post!

Ray

kwstasarva :

Please don't spread rumors like this. Yes, it does take quite a while for the cops to arrive to the incident in Greece but they wouldn't accept money. They are all under surveillance from their superiors as well. The consequences a cop would have if he accepted money from a citizen would be to lose his job in the best of cases. And since the post had nothing to do with what you've been through, please post something that has to do with our Austrian friend.

You are right, my apologies and I didn't mean to insult anyone or go off topic, I'm just saying what I have experienced whatever you would like to believe or not or my delusions.

My question was in regards to the timing of the Maltese police to the scene in case of accidents or anything else as I dont have experience with this, but would think its a short time as its a small island.

bernie_iris_fabian_david :

Anyway, never received anything from the Austrian authorities, so maybe I was lucky.

I hope you are right... but it may just be a slower administration from Malta to Austria.  I hope im wrong though :D

Have you looked around? Do you expect the local authorities to keep speed cameras functional? I have doubts, many of the cameras seem like placebos

I can confirm that they do work ...  Had two speeding tickets (one for me, one for my wife) in the space of two years. :sosad:
On the other hand, 35 euros is not a tremendous amount to pay ...

I know, € 35 is no big deal and I will gladly pay the fine should I receive a letter asking me to.. after all, I know I was driving a bit too fast.   But DanielDon, I don't think there are too many little boys on the St.Paul's Bay Bypass waiting to be killed by me going a bit too fast. And with that, I think we can end that discussion - I'll keep you updated if we ever hear from the authorities about this.

bernie_iris_fabian_david :

I know, € 35 is no big deal and I will gladly pay the fine should I receive a letter asking me to.. after all, I know I was driving a bit too fast.   But DanielDon, I don't think there are too many little boys on the St.Paul's Bay Bypass waiting to be killed by me going a bit too fast. And with that, I think we can end that discussion - I'll keep you updated if we ever hear from the authorities about this.

Doesnt have to be a little boy,could be anyone.

Dont speed.Simple. Pay your fine-you deserved it.

I like the Maltese traffic penalty system. When you got in a radar trap, you receive the info email already the next day (I'm registered at the LES system) ... you do not need to wait 2 months for receiving the ticket.
Whether or not you'll get a fine with a foreign plate mainly depends if you are in the responsibility of TM/police or the respective local council/wardens.
At least so far, wardens cannot issue a ticket for wrong parking since they have no possibility to check the status of the foreign plate. TM/police have this possibility ... if they want ;) ... But wardens can ask TM/police for support (e.g. in case of expired foreign road license) and they can fine foreign plated vehicle owners on the spot for using the mobile or not using the seat belt.

The penalty points system for driving offences was introduced in 2002. In 2006, fixed charge fines for motorists guilty of driving offences were also introduced. The law governing penalty points is the Road Traffic Act 2002. A penalty point is essentially a formal reprimand by the Gardai endorsed on your driving licence that shows you are guilty of a specified driving offence.

The aim of penalty points is to influence and improve driver behaviour and address the unacceptable levels of death and serious injury on our roads. Penalty point systems also operate in other countries. International experience has demonstrated the penalty points system has proven successful in reducing the number of road deaths in those countries  :D  :/

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/tr … ences.html

boring ...  :P

birgit_annamatz :

The penalty points system for driving offences was introduced in 2002. In 2006, fixed charge fines for motorists guilty of driving offences were also introduced. The law governing penalty points is the Road Traffic Act 2002. A penalty point is essentially a formal reprimand by the Gardai endorsed on your driving licence that shows you are guilty of a specified driving offence.

The aim of penalty points is to influence and improve driver behaviour and address the unacceptable levels of death and serious injury on our roads. Penalty point systems also operate in other countries. International experience has demonstrated the penalty points system has proven successful in reducing the number of road deaths in those countries  :D  :/

birgit_annamatz, you do realise this a forum about MALTA, right?
All the info you have contributed so far seems to be for Ireland, which - at least last time I checked - is NOT in Malta!

Yeah, where is the moderator when you really need one......

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