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Someone e-mailed this to me. Does anyone know if it's true? Sounds to easy to be true.

 

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> >I can't vouch for this information, just passing it on. It's "interesting".>

> >

> >

> >'Traffic Ticket Information (not that any of you need

>this, but just in case!!)

> >

> > > What to do if you get a traffic ticket.

> > > >

> > > >Remember, this advice was supposedly sent by a retired State

> > > Farm Agent!

> > > >

> > > >This system has been tried and it works in every

> > > state. If you get a

> > > speeding ticket or went through a red light or

> > > whatever the case may be, and you're

> > > going to get points on your license, this is a

> > > method to ensure that you DO NOT

> > > get the points.

> > > >

> > > >When you get your fine, send in a check to pay

>for

> > > it. If the fine is $79.00

> > > make the check out for $82.00 or some small amount

> > > over the fine. The system

> > > will then have to send you back a check for the

> > > difference, however here is

> > > the trick.

> > > >

> > > >DO NOT CASH THE REFUND CHECK! Throw it away!

>Points

> > > are not assessed to your

> > > license until all financial transactions are

> > > complete. If you do not cash the

> > > check, then the transactions are NOT complete. The

> > > system has received its

> > > money and is satisfied and will no longer bother

> > > you. This information comes

> > > from an unmentionable computer company that sets

>up

> > > the standard databases used

> > > by every state.

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FWIW - there's a lot of factors; depends completely on the accounting software used in the local agency and their policies/best practices but this probably works a lot more than not. I've experienced all ends, one county I 'did business with' reported me the day of the court hearing! Another did not report me at all even though I plead no contest and paid. It's all up to how well equipped and motivated they are to follow through, motivation and office policy being the key factors IMO.

 

Another exploit I discovered was getting citations in California while driving on an out-of-state license, the California DMV at that time did not forward such information even internally and I racked-up many points without penalty even from the courts - this exploit has since been plugged! :D

 

But one thing I can count on is that the more opulent municipalities can afford to write/buy better software and retain more/better staff to address these problems. I identify these government agencies by (1) how well they pay their I/T departments, and (2) they can afford to give their traffic enforment officers LIDAR. So the City of Irving TX, Williamson County TX, and City of Austin are three good examples where the courts have well-funded court accounting and vicious/effective traffic enforment in my experience.

 

Currently, a certain Texas municipality forgets all about your ticket if you fail to appear in court; the good news is that your insurance agency never hears about the traffic stop, the bad news is that you get a FTA warrant issued for your arrest. If you manage to let some time go by and then later resolve the matter it will be so old the court clerk will just drop it. But judges frown on FTAs and the usual fines are large enough that you would have spent the same amount of money in insurance premiums.

 

And I have it on good authority that some west TX counties are so poor they do not even issue FTA warrants; but man I would not want to get stopped there a second time!!!

 

So it all depends. Anymore though the trend is for insurance agencies to care less about minor traffic infractions and more on your credit report - if you want your car insurance to skyrocket just let your credit rating fall a few points, get divorced, or file bankruptcy and they will totally rape you on your premiums.

 

Mr. P. :)

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:smash: The judges have it. I swear you must be a policeman or one helluva Net researcher. I have heard of this for years. Never thought to look that far into it. Great job, Columbo  :driving: 
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one thing that really pisses me off...it's worht it to me to try this just because an **** cop saw me pass a semi after a 4 way stop and while I pass he turned on his radar (he wasn't running it before).

 

I get a ticket for 77 in a 55..I tried to get a friend that's a cop try to pull it for me but he nor anyone in our town on the force knew anyone in the little shit town I was hit in.

 

The ****er even had to nerve to say nice truck when he pulled me over and commented on the wheels and if i can afford the truck and the wheels i can afford the ticket. I told him it was bullshit that I could be hit for that and if I mainted the same speed as the semi and didn't increase to pass I'd never get around him (yes I was a smartass about it if I ever see him again I make him catch me if he turns on his lights [i was almost three miles down the road before he caught up to me]).

 

ok i'm done ranting but my court date is the 28th I may just appear and see what the judge says or see if he appears

 

man i still wish i could buy the points like back in the day

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