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Italy’s Traffic Police Start Accepting Credit Cards

An article in Italian newspaper Il Messaggero states that people caught for driving offences by police in Italy will soon be able to settle fines on the spot.

Yes, ‘bancomat’- ATM Switch type payment cards and credit cards are starting to be accepted by Italian traffic cops in the Italian regions of Lombardy, Emilia,the Veneto, Friuli and sections of Piedmont.

Though the scheme is only experimental at the moment, if it is a success it may well spread throughout Italy.

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As pointed out in Il Messaggero Article in Italian from Il Messaggero , road haulage firms will be able to avoid delays by settling fines on the spot.

This is good news for foreign motorists in Italy in that settling fines from abroad can be a complex and costly process.

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