Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for July
M T W T F S S
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Bed-Ridden OAPs Shock Over Speeding Fine

Disabled Italian pensioner Filippo Pagano, 82, is refusing to pay a 60 GBP fine from neighbouring Austria after they accused him of having driven at 60mph in a 40mph zone despite the fact his three-wheeled car has a top speed of 30, and he hasn't left the country since he was 20.

Austrian police claimed to have snapped the man in his 50cc vehicle in the Upper Austrian town of Grieskirchen at 4am.

But the OAP who has a heart condition and only leaves his bed when he can get someone to push him in his wheelchair was shocked when he got the ticket.

His son Girogio said his dad had not left the country or driven anywhere for more than a decade, and as a result he was refusing to pay the fine for the speeding ticket that had been clocked up more than 1,000 miles away.

He said: "It was a shock, and even if someone else had been driving they would never have managed to go that fast in the vehicle he has. It seems that even the Austrians that are usually so correct can make mistakes."

The police are now checking the snap to see if the number plate was incorrectly recorded, or whether the user may have stolen a copy of the plates.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
recorded  ticket  miles  leaves  Girogio  mistakes  Austria  wheelchair  condition  shocked  Speeding  police  heart  incorrectly  checking  vehicle  user  clocked  Grieskirchen  stolen

Latest News

 

Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.

Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.

Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party
Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has celebrated his 85th birthday with a huge ceremony in which the charitable work of himself and his wife Kathrin was honoured with a top Austrian award, and confirmation that this year two streets and a business park are to be named after him.

Sausage Surprise As Giant Wurst Is Pinched
Austrian police are hunting crooks who broke open a market stall and stole a 1.5 metre sausage worth over 2,000 EUR in the picture postcard village of St Michael in the region of Lungau.

Multi Coloured UFOs In Formation Over Austria
Austrian officials say they are baffled to explain a UFO sighting in which dozens of people reported seeing between 50 and 100 objects flying in formation.

Priests Furious After Porn Films Shot In Local Parish Church
A furious Austrian Catholic priest has complained to police after discovering a local woman had apparently been using his church as a studio to make porn films.

Two metre snake sends woman motorist fleeing
An Austrian motorist got a shock after noticing something hanging down from under her car and realising it was a huge two metre snake that had ended up curled around the engine.

What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (10 July - 16 July)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 10 July and 16 July...

Beekeeping is booming in Vienna
People living in Vienna have got a new hobby - beekeeping.

Queen of Englands favourite horses used as lawnmowers in Vienna
Horses from the famous Spanish Riding School are being used to help keep the grass down in city parks in Vienna.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers