The Austrian Go Box - BEWARE!

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  1. moandick

    moandick Read Only Funster

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    A message just received into the Big Pitch Guide Office from Bob and Hazel French:

    Dear Dick

    A word of warning to anyone who may be thinking of going to or through Austria who bought a Go Box last year.

    We have just been fined 307 euros because “the system changed on January 1st this year.”

    We had 66 euros left in our Go Box from our visit last year so were not expecting a problem, but were pulled over by the Go Box inspectors.

    They gave us an on the spot fine of 220 euros for not having the correct Go Box, 75 euros to revalidate the box we had and 12 euros for the distance we had travelled before we were stopped.

    As we were only passing through on our way to Italy we were not best pleased!

    However perhaps we can stop it happening to other people.

    Yours,
    Hazel


    Anybody going through Austria from now on, make sure you have the NEW GO-BOX for 2011!

    Dick
     
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  2. Scotties

    Scotties Funster Life Member

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    Austria is like that. In some of the mountain regions they even charge you for 'GOING FOR A WALK':cry:
     
  3. Dalek

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    Having never heard of a Go Box, please can someone tell me what one is

    Thanks

    Dale
     
  4. ShiftZZ

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    Thats pretty shocking. Seems pretty unfair to me, fair enough if you were a local, you should have known but a tourist?. Think I will give Austria a miss this year.
     
  6. PhilandMena

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    I note it does not apply for Vehicles under 3.5 Tonnes
     
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    Ah. What do you have to do if your under 3500KG then?
     
  8. PhilandMena

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    I assume if it doers not apply then you do not need one! simples
     
  9. ninjayorkies

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    If you're under 3500kg you have to purchase a vignette sticker. I think mine cost about 7 Euros for 10 days. Have no intention of ever visiting Austria again - too expensive and the people are odd :Eek!:
     
  10. david and ann

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    Thats me not going to Austria in the future then. You would have thought that the jobsworths would have realized a genuine mistake and acted accordingly. Would have been cheaper to have driven around Austria to Italy:Eeek:
     
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