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Norway - Tolls & Speeding Tickets

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Hello folks,

We moved to Sweden a year ago, and are currently back in the UK for a holiday. The VR6 has officially been exported, and is now wearing Swedish plates. Our journey back to the UK, travelling across Norway, has thrown up a couple of questions. Incidentally, I am still using a UK licence.

I've noticed a few Scandinavians writing on this site, but these questions are definitely open to everyone.

Do the road toll companies in Norway have international remit? Can they track people down in other countries and fine them? And similarly, Speed Cameras - can the Norwegians nail me for speeding tickets?

The details..... I don't know if you're familiar with the Toll system in Norway, but they have a number of private firms - and each road seems to have it's own payment system. A couple of the smaller roads we took would not take card payments, and just give us a ticket that can be paid at a local petrol station, which we didn't pass, and now we're out of Norway and can't pay before the deadline. One of the tickets does not even have a contact telephone number, it just says they they have my reg number and will fine us! The only other way to pay is by bank transfer to an IBAN number - which costs a tenner per transaction :-(

But can I just forget about it all? :-)

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Hi, I live in Norway and know some of the rules. (no specialist though).

The Swedish and Norwegian police work together in these cases, If you get a speeding ticket in sweden (and you are Norwegian living in Norway) you will get it in your mail. Its the same with toll roads. But since you had your UK plates on, they may not be able to track it down.

Norway is very strict when it comes to speedlimits, so my advise: do not drive trough Norway, but if you must, just keep the speedlimit untill you get to a country with a little more sivilaised laws;). Remember that you could go to jail if you drive to fast here, and you dont need to go THAT fast for this to happen. A friend of mine had to go to jail for one month just for driving 128 in an 80 sone. (thats 80 in a 50mph).

And remember that the tickets are as expensive as everything else here :-#

As for the toll booths: The money they collect goes to the road that you are going to drive on, and some of them are out of date (so they dont take creditcards. I think that maybe Norway has got too much money and not enough time to spend it;). Love the country, but not the roads.

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Thanks

My licence is UK though, so I hope that there may be some kind of get out. I think I'll have to pay though :-) They sent me photos. I was doing 109 in an 80.

or 65 in a 50 in mph. bugger!

One thing I can recommend though is following an HGV. These boys rip it though the twisty roads and know exactly where the cams are. We did this on the way back and it was quite useful. They don't go fast on the straights, but that's alright - good for the fuel consumption :-)

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If you had gone one kmh more you would have been fined 640;). I have learned where the speed cameras are, but if I'm driving somewhere I dont know I will use your tirck. You can also get a speed camera warning module. Its legal in Norway and alerts if you are driiving to fast when a camera iis aproatching. Yes and the fuel consumption is a good point;). My vr6t uses ALOT!

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