Simple rules = worry-free journeys
In the best interest of everyone involved, it is the shared responsibility of all passengers to help ensure that public transport services operate smoothly and that all journeys can be made safely, in an orderly manner and without any impairment. The law is clear on what to expect in the event of non-compliance with the rules: The administrative penalties and fines for not observing the rules on public transport are stipulated in art. 50 of the following Act: Legge provinciale/Landesgesetz no. 15 of 23 November 2015.
The facts at a glance:
Damaging or soiling means of public transport and any pertaining premises, stations, stops, furnishings or equipment: A fine will be issued ranging between 100 and 600 EUR without prejudice to the right to press charges for criminal actions and/or claim for damages or recovery of costs.
Service disruption or interruption: If a passenger's behaviour compromises the safety and proper functioning of the service or the integrity of other passengers, any staff member is entitled to, without being challenged and at their own discretion, withdraw and confiscate that passenger's ticket including any personalised tickets and, in the manner provided for by the law and if the passenger is 18 or over, refuse to continue transporting them.
Failure to show ticket, ticket not valid or not properly validated: A fine will be issued ranging between 30 and 240 EUR in addition to the price of a single ticket. This amount is reduced to the minimum penalty if the passenger pays immediately or within five days of receiving the notice.
Passengers without a valid ticket must inform the conductor immediately after starting their journey and purchase a ticket. Tickets available on board at an extra charge of EUR 5 include single tickets and tickets for transporting a bicycle or pet. There will be no extra charge if there is no ticket machine available at the station of departure or if the ticket machine is out of service.
Ticket misuse, e.g. travelling on a forged or counterfeit ticket or using another passenger's personalised ticket: The ticket will be withdrawn and confiscated immediately; furthermore, a fine will be issued ranging between 60 and 400 EUR in addition to the price of a single ticket and without prejudice to the right to press charges for criminal actions. This amount is reduced to the minimum penalty if the passenger pays immediately or within five days of receiving the notice.
Südtirol Pass abo+, Südtirol Pass 65+, Südtirol Pass free and Scuola-Pass/Schulpass tickets
Failure to show ticket: If the respective transport company receives evidence that the ticket holder possesses a valid ticket within five days, an administrative penalty of 10 EUR is levied; otherwise a fine of 60 EUR will be issued.
Failure to validate ticket: An administrative penalty of 10 EUR is levied if the ticket holder pays immediately or within 5 days; otherwise a fine of 60 EUR will be issued.
Failure to show valid proof of ID (applies only to passengers aged 14 or over): If the ticket holder provides valid proof of ID within five days, an administrative penalty of 10 EUR is levied; otherwise a fine of 60 EUR will be issued.
If the fine is not paid in accordance with the regulations, the legal department of the respective transport company will be notified and issue an order to pay.
It is at the discretion of the Provincial Government to annually adjust, in line with changes to the cost of living according to the official consumer price index in the province (ASTAT), how much the prescribed fines amount to.
Further measures applicable to public mobility are based on the following legal foundations:
- Legge provinciale/Landesgesetz no. 6 of 3 July 2006: statutory regulations to protect non-smokers,
- DPR no. 753 of 11 July 1980, Titolo II, as amended from time to time: Any non-compliance not specifically provided for in art. 50 of the Legge provinciale/Landesgesetz no. 15 of 23 November 2015 is subject to an administrative fine increased by 300% with respect to the amount set forth in the above DPR.