And you can get a ticket for driving through a camera checkpoint for the ztl (zona a traffico limitato/limited traffic zone) with the wrong kind of vehicle or at the wrong time of day, or through a similar checkpoint marking a lane reserved for taxis and buses. If either of these systems is operating the tickets are automatic, issued by mail, and usually arrive in about 6 months. We've gotten two for using a taxi/bus lane, including one for entering the Monti neighborhood from Via Cavour.
An American friend, an attorney, has a better story. Unfamiliar with Rome and needing to return a rental car at the Termini station, he circled the station, unknowingly using one of those forbidden taxi/bus lanes monitored electronically. Not sure where the rental office was, he circled two more times. The bill for the car rental had him responsible for not one but three tickets, all earned within 15 minutes. He complained, sent in the money for one ticket, and that was the last he heard of it.
|Sidewalk parking job, at Parco|
Leonardo, a Rome suburb
|Sidewalk parking for an|
evening event at MAXXI.
No chance of a ticket here.
|Comely ticket writers, on the prowl, Via del Corso|