Guide to traffic tickets

The driver is responsible for any traffic ticket that occurred during the rental. But if there is a ticket it will be sent to the address registered on the licence plate.

For Getaround Connect rentals, the driver is also responsible for infractions received due to bad parking for 48 hours after the end of the rental, however they are not responsible for paying the car parking.

How to contest the infraction ?

For cars registered in France:

2 cases can happen :

1) Ticket is emitted from France

Don’t pay the ticket yourself : you would lose the points associated with the infraction. Follow the contestation flow indicated on your ticket to nominate the driver. You’ll find all the information you need on the driver on the rental page for which you received the ticket, by clicking on : traffic ticket received during the rental. The driver will then receive the ticket at his address and, if necessary, he will be the one to lose license points.

We created a guide to help you through the contestation flow.

2) Ticket is emitted from abroad No loss of point can be applied for a foreign ticket. Here we recommend you to make sure the ticket was received during a rental on Getaround, then pay the ticket. You will then be able to contact us so we can charge the driver for the infraction as long as the rental conditions were respected. To ask us to charge the driver, go to Your rentals > [rental in question] > Traffic ticket received during the rental and follow the steps.

For cars registered in the UK:

There are two possible scenarios:

1) The penalty notice was issued in the country in which your vehicle is registered (UK penalty notice for a car registered in the UK, for example)

You should challenge the penalty notice by following the instructions on the notice (either online or by post). You’ll find all the information you need on the driver on the rental page for which you received the ticket, by clicking on : traffic ticket received during the rental.

The notice should then be issued to the driver – this is known as 'transfer of liability' by the authorities or parking company.

Don’t pay the fine if you are challenging the notice. Usually, paying is seen as an admission that the notice was right, so you won’t be able to challenge it once you've paid.

Warning: you must challenge the notice within 28 days, otherwise you will be responsible for any subsequent legal procedures.

2) The penalty notice was issued outside the country in which your vehicle is registered (French penalty notice for a car registered in the UK, for example)

No penalty points will be given for an offence committed abroad. If you receive a fine, we recommend paying it and sending us the receipt so that we can debit the driver's account as long as the rental conditions have been met. To ask us to charge the driver, go to Your rentals > [rental in question] > Traffic ticket received during the rental and follow the steps.

For cars registered in Germany AND Austria:

2 cases can happen :

1) Ticket is emitted from the country where your vehicle is registered

Don’t pay the ticket yourself : you would lose the points associated with the infraction. Follow the contestation flow indicated on your ticket to nominate the driver. You’ll find all the information you need on the driver on the rental page for which you received the ticket, by clicking on : traffic ticket received during the rental. You will also need to attach a copy of your check out agreement with the contest papers.

The driver will then receive the ticket at his address and, if necessary, he will be the one to lose license points.

We created a guide to help you through the contestation flow.

2) Ticket is emitted from a country different than the country where your vehicle is registered No loss of point can be applied for a foreign ticket. Here we recommend you to make sure the ticket was received during a rental on Getaround, then pay the ticket. You will then be able to contact us so we can charge the driver for the infraction as long as the rental conditions were respected. To ask us to charge the driver, go to Your rentals > [rental in question] > Traffic ticket received during the rental and follow the steps.

For cars registered in Belgium:

2 cases can happen :

1) Ticket is emitted from Belgium

A parking ticket: We recommend you to make sure the ticket was received during a rental on Getaround, then pay the ticket. You will then be able to contact us so we can charge the driver for the infraction as long as the rental conditions were respected. To ask us to charge the driver, go to Your rentals > [rental in question] > Traffic ticket received during the rental and follow the steps.

Any other ticket Don’t pay the ticket yourself : you would lose the points associated with the infraction. Follow the contestation flow indicated on your ticket to nominate the driver. You’ll find all the information you need on the driver on the rental page for which you received the ticket, by clicking on : traffic ticket received during the rental. You will also need to attach a copy of your check out agreement with the contest papers.

The driver will then receive the ticket at his address and, if necessary, he will be the one to lose license points.

2) Ticket is emitted from abroad No loss of point can be applied for a foreign ticket. Here we recommend you make sure the ticket was received during a rental on Getaround, then pay the ticket. You will then be able to contact us so we can charge the driver for the infraction as long as the rental conditions were respected. To ask us to charge the driver, go to Your rentals > [rental in question] > Traffic ticket received during the rental and follow the steps.

For cars registered in Spain:

2 cases can happen :

1) Ticket is emitted from Spain

The driver is Spanish

Don’t pay the ticket yourself : you would lose the points associated with the infraction. Follow the contestation flow indicated on your ticket to nominate the driver. You’ll find all the information you need on the driver on the rental page for which you received the ticket, by clicking on : traffic ticket received during the rental. You will also need to attach a copy of your check out agreement with the contest papers.

The driver will then receive the ticket at his address and, if necessary, he will be the one to lose license points.

The driver isn't Spanish

  • There is no loss of points Here we recommend you make sure the ticket was received during a rental on Getaround, then pay the ticket. You will then be able to contact us so we can charge the driver for the infraction as long as the rental conditions were respected. To ask us to charge the driver, go to Your rentals > [rental in question] > Traffic ticket received during the rental and follow the steps.

  • There is a loss of points Don’t pay the ticket yourself : you would lose the points associated with the infraction. Follow the contestation flow indicated on your ticket to nominate the driver. You’ll find all the information you need on the driver on the rental page for which you received the ticket, by clicking on : traffic ticket received during the rental. You will also need Getaround to provide you a confirmation paper: you can ask for one in the same place. The driver will then receive the ticket at his address and, if necessary, he will be the one to lose license points.

2) Ticket is emitted from abroad No loss of point can be applied for a foreign ticket. Here we recommend you make sure the ticket was received during a rental on Getaround, then pay the ticket. You will then be able to contact us so we can charge the driver for the infraction as long as the rental conditions were respected. To ask us to charge the driver, go to Your rentals > [rental in question] > Traffic ticket received during the rental and follow the steps.

For France, Belgium, Germany, Austria & Spain

NB: If you have to pay the infraction, we will only refund you for the regular price of the infraction, not for the potential increased amount.

For UK

NB: If you have to pay the infraction at the reduced price, we will only refund you for the reduced price, and not for the potential increased amount.

ALL COUNTRIES

How can I be compensated for the trouble ?

In any case, to compensate from your trouble and potential mail fees, you are entitled to request a compensation. You will then receive 10.5€/30£. You can request this compensation on the website : Your rentals > [rental in question] > Traffic ticket received during the rental

Guide : Comment contester une contravention ?

Peu importe votre cas, vous aurez besoin d’informations personnelles sur le locataire (adresse, numéro de permis …) pour faire votre demande. Pour vous simplifier la tâche, nous avons regroupé toutes ces informations au même endroit sur le site web : Mes locations > [location concernée] > Contravention reçue pendant la location.

Contravention française pour une voiture immatriculée en France :

Dans le cas d'une contravention issue d’un contrôle automatisé (radar de vitesse automatique et caméra de dépassement de feu rouge).

Pour savoir si vous êtes bien dans ce cas, vérifiez si la mention “Contrôle automatisé” apparait dans le cadre “Vous contestez avoir commis l’infraction”.

exemple de contravention

Si vous êtes dans ce cas la procédure peut se faire entièrement en ligne sur le site antai.gouv.fr. Nous vous recommandons d’effectuer cette démarche en ligne. Si cependant vous préférez le faire par courrier, sachez que vous devez nécessairement le faire par recommandé avec AR.

Dans tous les autres cas (ex: stationnement gênant)

Vous devez désigner le locataire comme responsable en remplissant le formulaire de requête en exonération (généralement au dos de la contravention) et en l’envoyant en courrier simple à l’adresse renseignée sur le formulaire. (Il était auparavant demandé d’envoyer le courrier en recommandé avec accusé de réception. Ce n’est plus nécessaire depuis le 1er Janvier 2016.)

Les demandes en exonération peuvent être effectuées même après réception d'un avis de majoration. Aucune majoration ne sera appliquée (ni à vous ni au propriétaire). Nous vous conseillons cependant de faire la demande en exonération sans attendre.

Contravention étrangère :

(nous parlons ici d'une contravention provenant d’un pays différent du pays d’immatriculation)

Si la contravention reçue est dans une langue que vous ne comprenez pas, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter pour de l’aide.

Suivez les instructions reçues avec les contraventions pour contester l’amende et désigner le conducteur. Selon les pays, il est parfois possible de réaliser toutes les procédures en ligne (ce que nous vous recommandons). Dans d’autres cas, vous devrez répondre par courrier simple.

Exception pour les contraventions néerlandaises : Les autorités hollandaises ne reconnaissent pas la location de voitures entre particuliers, il est donc impossible de désigner un autre conducteur. Vous devrez dans ce cas avancer les frais. Vous pourrez ensuite nous envoyer le récipissé de paiement, un scan de la contravention reçue et, une copie du contrat papier (nous avons déjà les informations pour les contrats mobiles) via notre page de contact. Nous vous rembourserons alors intégralement dans les plus brefs délais, et débiterons le locataire du montant de la contravention. Il n'y a jamais de perte de points associées aux contraventions néerlandaises.

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