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    • adi0604
    • By adi0604 14th Jun 17, 10:09 AM
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    Speeding fine in New Zealand, please help!
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    • 14th Jun 17, 10:09 AM
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    Speeding fine in New Zealand, please help! 14th Jun 17 at 10:09 AM
    Hi All,
    Recently rec'd speeding fine notice from NZ police, it was a rental car company who gave my details to NZ police and now it's in my name and address in the UK.

    Please can someone who was in the similar situation help advise or share experience?

    Should I just ignore or ask for proofs as they have not sent any evidence etc. Really not sure how I got caught as roads in NZ are single lane and deserted. Was driving alone for over 200Kms and got caught 6am.


    I have no intention of going back in the next 3years.

    Any help on this much appreciated.
    Many thanks
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 14th Jun 17, 11:06 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 11:06 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 11:06 AM
    You're guilty. Pay it.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 14th Jun 17, 1:45 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 1:45 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 1:45 PM
    What would you have done if it had happened in the UK? Do the same in this case. Simple!
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 14th Jun 17, 1:53 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 1:53 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 1:53 PM
    Pay it is the right thing to do.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 14th Jun 17, 2:19 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:19 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:19 PM
    Can you find out who exactly issued the demand or who it asks you to pay to?

    I've read before about NZ selling-off the overseas tickets/fines to commercial debt collectors. So if this is the case, you are no more required to pay than anyone else with a demand from these jokers.

    If its asking you tp pay a legit authority, then heading to Pepipoo would probably be the best thing to do.
    • adi0604
    • By adi0604 16th Jun 17, 11:32 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:32 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:32 AM
    Thanks for your suggestion on Pepipoo.
    Its issued from NZ Police and $240 bit steep, clearly money making objective. Also not sure on alleged offence.

    Was only looking for a reply from someone in similar situation!!

    If it was UK I would have asked for proofs and would have been offered course as no endorsements.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 16th Jun 17, 1:28 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 1:28 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 1:28 PM
    Hi All,
    Recently rec'd speeding fine notice from NZ police, it was a rental car company who gave my details to NZ police and now it's in my name and address in the UK.

    Please can someone who was in the similar situation help advise or share experience?

    Should I just ignore or ask for proofs as they have not sent any evidence etc. Really not sure how I got caught as roads in NZ are single lane and deserted. Was driving alone for over 200Kms and got caught 6am.


    I have no intention of going back in the next 3years.

    Any help on this much appreciated.
    Many thanks
    Originally posted by adi0604
    Where were you in NZ?

    I lived in Auckland for a year and most of the main city roads weren't single lane and deserted - they were multi lane and often busy.

    Oh, and I'd pay it too.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
    Married to an immigrant.
    Even my PC is nicknamed "GIBBS".
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 16th Jun 17, 1:30 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 1:30 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 1:30 PM
    Do NZ courts have any jurisdiction in the U.K.? Op, are you intending on returning to NZ?
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 16th Jun 17, 3:06 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 3:06 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 3:06 PM
    Thanks for your suggestion on Pepipoo.
    Its issued from NZ Police and $240 bit steep, clearly money making objective. Also not sure on alleged offence.

    Was only looking for a reply from someone in similar situation!!

    If it was UK I would have asked for proofs and would have been offered course as no endorsements.
    Originally posted by adi0604
    You're only offered a course in certain circumstances.

    Also some insurers are now asking whether you've been on a speed awareness course
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    • meer53
    • By meer53 16th Jun 17, 3:18 PM
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    You can still ask for proof ? Contact the NZ Police ?
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 16th Jun 17, 3:18 PM
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    You're only offered a course in certain circumstances.

    Also some insurers are now asking whether you've been on a speed awareness course
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    While I would never advocate fibbing on an insurance proposal form, the insurers have NIL access to any database about speed awareness course attendance,
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