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Old 22 Jul 2008
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You guys must be very unlucky. We did 3000+ miles from Bergen to Nordkapp and back in June and only say a couple of police cars on the whole trip. Out of town we didn't see any cops at all - it's a good job really cos we weren't hanging about on some stretches.
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Mark, are you the copper or the other fella on the Aprillias?

We met on the ferry leaving Esbjerg! Unlucky we were indeed!
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Mark, are you the copper or the other fella on the Aprillias?

We met on the ferry leaving Esbjerg! Unlucky we were indeed!

No that wasn't me - I'm on a KTM990. We came back on the 4th July from Bergen.
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I know a couple of guys who had this exact same problem a couple of years ago. One was on a UK reg bike the other on Dutch Plates . They didn't pay anything and never heard from Norway about it. I'd just forget it and NOT get in contact with any Norwegian authorities - if they want to contact you let them try.... unless of course you are having sleepless night and your conscience is being racked with guilt
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A friend of mine (student) paid 25€ each month.

Do you have to use your passport when you enter Norway? I’ve entered Norway by plane, ferry and car/bike and have not been asked for my passport since Schengen.

As I said I’m not sure what happens if they don’t pay but I know that when a foreigner don’t pay when they use toll-road certain companies make a living hell for the foreigners and they have to pay multiple times the original cost.

When speed limit 60 km/t or less:
+5km/h 600NOK (75€)
+10km/h 1600NOK (200€)
+15km/h 2900NOK (360€)
+20km/h 4200NOK (525€)
+25km/h 6500NOK (810€)

When speed limit 70 km/t or more:
+5km/h 600NOK (75€)
+10km/h 1600NOK (200€)
+15km/h 2600NOK (325€)
+20km/h 3600NOK (450€)
+25km/h 4900NOK (610€)
+30km/h 6500NOK (810€)
+35km/h 7800NOK (975€)

If you drive faster then the number above you have to go to court and it will probably end up in a mix of a fine, prison and loosing your license.
holy cr#p, how expensive? the thing is though, how likely are you to get caught? is rural norway crawling with police?
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holy cr#p, how expensive? the thing is though, how likely are you to get caught? is rural norway crawling with police?
In my experience they are way more sensible than their English colleagues, they find a spot just outside town where the 80/90 kph limit ends and there is a short 70 zone then the 50 in the town itself. If you are going so fast you can't slow down, or don't see the signs I really would say it's your own fault if they do you.

Camera locations seem a little more random but again seem to be close to towns.

No idea about unmarked cars but I'm guessing you won't find those in the far north? Mostly round Oslo and the south?

Now if you want Norwegian style roads with really stupid policing/tax collection, try Scotland

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thats seems like a very sensible policy.
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Ignore It

Unless you are planing on returning to Norway, I'd ignore it. Make the burden theirs to get in touch with you. I think the officials have much bigger problems than tracking a foreign speeder.

I would not inititate any contact. You can put his off for months and months.
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I travelled from Finalnd north to Nordkap then all the way south to Oslo in July on my Burgman. The blanket 80kmh limit was ridiculous and I just totally ignored it - I now realise why I was able to overtake every other bike and car on the road but none overtook me!

I had a great time in Norway, loved the roads and took every advantage of every corner. I'm on a Aussie licence and if I'd been stopped (only ever saw one police car) I certainly wouldn't be paying the fine.

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The blanket 80kmh limit was ridiculous and I just totally ignored it - I now realise why I was able to overtake every other bike and car on the road but none overtook me!
The Norwegians must be the most law-abiding drivers I've ever seen anywhere. Patient, too: they'll line up for miles, all driving exactly the speed limit without crowding each other or making any attempt to pass, and drive that way for an hour or more without apparent irritation.

Many places in the world, when you come across a line of motorists hewing so close to the legal limit it means there's a speed trap ahead that they somehow know about. I've learned to slow down with them, because usually there's a pair of cops with hand-held radar just around the next bend. But in Norway they drive that way because...they like it? They're conditioned from birth? Speed control is by invisible satellite far above? They're all carrying microchip implants which deprive them of independant thought?

I dunno. But it does make them easy to pass....and the roads are sheer joy at their design speeds (reindeer aside).
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The Norwegians must be the most law-abiding drivers I've ever seen anywhere. Patient, too: they'll line up for miles, all driving exactly the speed limit without crowding each other or making any attempt to pass, and drive that way for an hour or more without apparent irritation.

Many places in the world, when you come across a line of motorists hewing so close to the legal limit it means there's a speed trap ahead that they somehow know about. I've learned to slow down with them, because usually there's a pair of cops with hand-held radar just around the next bend. But in Norway they drive that way because...they like it? They're conditioned from birth? Speed control is by invisible satellite far above? They're all carrying microchip implants which deprive them of independant thought?

I dunno. But it does make them easy to pass....and the roads are sheer joy at their design speeds (reindeer aside).

Norway has since long breeded the cage drivers in that way, making them easy to pass for motorcyclists. That's the whole point, contributing to making Norway THE place to have a motorcycling experience second to none.
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I know for a fact that the 3 nordic countries, Denmark, Sweden and Norway have some sort of fine-cooperation going on.

A guy i used to train with was coming home from Norway and got snapped by a camera doing alot more than whats allowed.

4 months later he receives a letter on his home adress in Copehagen saying hes been busted for speeding. And the letter states that if it wasnt him driving, he has to name the driver or face a heavy fine.

I remember he was scared s**tless cos he stood to lose his license, even though hes a danish citizen living in Denmark. Thats nordic cooperation for you!!

Ive now moved to another town so i never found out what happened with him.
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Ah, but the best part is that speed cameras don't home in on bikes. Your mate should have brought his bike, obviously.
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Instead of complaining why don't you slow down on the roads before you kill someone.
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There are approximately 400 strategically placed automated speed traps in Norway. A handfull of these measure average speed on a stretch of road in adition to the specific points where the photo boxes are located, meaning that a gps with speed trap warning won't help you. These however are only located on stretches of very accident prone road.

In June 2011 there were only four, but they are expanding. Here are the ones I found in an article from 2011:

North of Kragerø: 5,6 kilometer between Dørdal south of Langesund and Auråen right north of Kragerø in the southern direction

North in Gudbrandsdalen on the E6:
At Dovreskogen in both directions.

At Alvdal: On riksvei 3 through Østerdalen right before arriving at til Alvdal if you come from the south, or right after Alvdal if you come from the North.

In Hallingdal: riksvei 7. between Bromma Kro and Nesbyen in both directions.

You can see the maps here: Fotobokser måler gjennomsnitsfart - Vær obs - her blir du tatt med gjennomsnittsmåling - Bil

In adition they have implemented this on the following tunnels:
-Tromsøsund tunnel on the E8
-fylkesvei 653 Eikesund tunnel at Sunnmøre
-Hell tunnel on the E6 in Sør-Trøndelag

There might be more...

I reccomend that you get a gps and download the latest photo boxes.

Although speeding is not a good thing, emergency braking in front of an unsuspected photo box isn't exactly safe either. And frankly, sometimes the speed limits in Norway can be quite slow... Anyways, if a fine can be avoided, regardless if you are speeding on purpose or not, I think it is something that could be appreciated. The morale of speeding isn't defined by fines...

But I also agree, if you do the crime and get busted... pay the fine and don't complain!

As for hunting you down to collect, this is something the government gets better at every year. They will also likely pass the cost of collecting right down to you, with interest - making a ridiculous fine insane.

BTW, this is how the boxes look like:





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