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pay or prepare yourself to french prison
If you don't pay, they will take it from the hire company who will take it from your credit card. You will then have to deal with any residual stain on your reputation/credit rating from being a defaulter.
This same thing happened to me driving in the UK. I have a Canadian drivers license and got a UK speeding ticket. I could NOT pay the ticket because they couldn't assign a UK drivers license to the ticket. They were asking me to get a UK drivers license to pay the ticket?! I then had to wait for them to do a court summons so I could explain that i didn't have a UK license. It was only then that they voided the ticket.
Don't pay, that would be crazy. If a French official handed you some tickets while in France, then you pay. If you get some shit in the mail that looks official then don't pay, or I'll start sending you some official looking paperwork myself.
Are you 8? Take responsibility. Especially if you love going there, as you say.
I say take responsibility as well. You broke the law. Why are you above it? It's not very much. Next time drive the speed limit.
Whatever, if you broke the law, pay the fine. But it sounds like bull shit speed cameras and you would have no opportunity to defend yourself so I still say don't worry about it.
If you don't pay now, you will pay in the future.
Maybe not in money, but somehow. There will be a judgement made.
Just pay them and don't ask questines.
C'est un ordre!
1. Are you a UK citizen?
2. Were you in your car, a rental, or ___?
haut les mains!
Q. What do you do if you drive over a French man?
Well, it depends if you wish to go back there again. Do you? Next time you land there and flash your passport, they may take you aside to settle your debt, or not gain entry.
- Does that actually happen? I definitely plan to go back.CuriousGeorge
- You said it was sent by the French government, not a municipality.ETM
- I shouldn't say for sure. I don't speak French well enough to know, looks official, all 3 are from different areas of France.CuriousGeorge
Fck em change your name and get a new passport...
How much $$$ are we talking about here?
Sounds like I should probably pay it. I was just wondering if there was any loophole for foreigners as I've heard some other countries have.
If you're not going back, fuck em.