Probably just got geblitzed, but moving soon

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I think I just got "geblitzed" on DachauerStr. this morning (mobile camera). Although, I did not see the red light flash at all, but could have been due to angle or light (are these things obvious when they flash?). I was probably doing ~70kmh, give or take, in a 50kmh zone in the city, although moving with the speed of traffic... not that it's an excuse, I was speeding. 

 

I read here on TT that the fines can take a couple of months to arrive, but I am planning on moving in December. Do you know what happens to fines if you've moved and de-registered before they arrive? I plan to trade my German license for a UK license as soon as I get back.

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Not necessary. Just specify your address in the UK in the Abmeldung form, then the fine will arrive there.

 

Or not. It's 35 euro, so the authorities may just not bother with forwarding it abroad.

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56 minutes ago, yourkeau said:

Not necessary. Just specify your address in the UK in the Abmeldung form, then the fine will arrive there.

 

Or not. It's 35 euro, so the authorities may just not bother with forwarding it abroad.

 

Hmm, hope so! Seems to be on the boundary of a lower and higher fine.

 

Will have to see when it comes through. Like I said, I didn't see a red flash, so my hope is that it wasn't active at the time. That would be nice, teaches me a lesson though.

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2 hours ago, LeonG said:

 

At the post office.

Are you sure it´s possible to do that when the new adress is outside Germany? In Cyprus it´s not.

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Ausgeschlossen ist ferner die Nachsendung in das Ausland von Dialogpost, Warensendungen, Werbeantworten, Pressepost, Briefen mit den Zusatzleistungen Nachnahme und Wert, Postident sowie Paketen, Päckchen und Express-Sendungen.

 

Bei Nachsendungen ins Ausland ist zu beachten, dass die ausländischen Postgesellschaften unter Umständen ein Nachentgelt einziehen.

 

https://www.deutschepost.de/de/n/nachsendeservice/haeufige-fragen.html

 

Basically, spam is not forwarded abroad, any other letters are. The cost of mail forwarding is comparable to the fine itself, so again, economic sense of it is little unless you expect some other important mail to arrive.

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2 hours ago, jeba said:

Are you sure it´s possible to do that when the new adress is outside Germany? In Cyprus it´s not.

Yes, you can do mail forwarding to many places, including UK, Canada, Australia! Works well with DE post.

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On 10/10/2017, 9:12:36, alex98uk said:

 I plan to trade my German license for a UK license as soon as I get back.

 

Firstly, what difference does it make, your German licence is perfectly valid in the UK up until it expires. Unlike the UK licence German ones are valid for 15 years.

 

Second, even if you got points on your German licence or a ban in Germany it would not effect your driving in the UK or any other EU country,  there are some exceptions regards reason for a ban.

 

Finally, you cannot trade your licence as soon as you get back because you need to be resident for a minimum of 185 days.

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On 10/11/2017, 10:46:12, Sir Percy B said:

 

Firstly, what difference does it make, your German licence is perfectly valid in the UK up until it expires. Unlike the UK licence German ones are valid for 15 years.

 

Second, even if you got points on your German licence or a ban in Germany it would not effect your driving in the UK or any other EU country,  there are some exceptions regards reason for a ban.

 

Finally, you cannot trade your licence as soon as you get back because you need to be resident for a minimum of 185 days.

 

Hey, so certain insurance companies won't honour my German license and have requested that I trade for a UK one asap. These are specialist insurers for modified vehicles. One insurer wouldn't touch me altogether because I hadn't held a UK license for the last 3 years. I understand that in most cases my German license is accepted, but then many of those companies wouldn't insure my car as it's over a 15% increase in horsepower.

 

My understanding of the 185 day rule is related to non UK citizens who are residing in the UK?

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I would try it and see what happens. You are supposed to get a license where you live but when I came here from Canada I went to get my Icelandic license back and even though I wasn't living there it wasn't a problem.

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