What To Do If You Get A Traffic Ticket

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  1. irvin88

    irvin88 Active Member

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    This advice was 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, you're going to get points on your license and a surcharge on your auto insurance. This is a method to insure 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, 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 data bases used by every state.

    Send this to everyone you know. You never know when they may need a break.
  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    stored in memory-bank


    I already have 4 points, and my premium went down, trying to keep it that way
  3. Big Dakota

    Big Dakota New Member

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    Haven't had a moving violation in nearly 20 years but darn good info to know!! Thanks.
  4. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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    Sorry to burst your alls bubbles but this is false.

    Fine For Speeding

    The origainal story sounds good though.
  5. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    Why not try it though. 3 extra dollars for a possible chance at erasing a speeding ticket? What do you have to lose? 3 dollars. Not much, unless you get speeding tickets every month
  6. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    I got a speeding ticket (78 in a 65 on the freeway in Arizona, stupid.) and a red light ticket (didnt stop COMPLETELY while making a right turn on red) about 1.5 years ago and I haven't had a surcharge in my car insurance or get any points on my license. Lucky I guess?
  7. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    You spent the night with the Police Chief didn't you?:eek:
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Sounds like a good way to get a bench warrant issued on you. If the transaction is not finalized your fine is not paid.
  9. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    Most of the time if you just pay the ticket they will drop it.
  10. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Haha, his daughter was so ugly she couldnt get a date and I went with that route instead. :D
  11. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Funny joke that kind of goes with the topic.

    A man got a letter in the mail from the police department.

    Inside the letter stated that part of the new effort to reduce speeding the police department has set out boxes with cameras in them on various roads.

    The car passes by, the box takes a picture of the license plate and the box also records the MPH the car is going.

    Included in the envelope was a copied picture of his license plate and imposed on it was 59 MPH.

    The letter continued saying that he was going 59 MPH in a 55 MPH zone and included a fine total and address where to send the money.

    Well the guy was a little upset about it and decided to be a jerk.

    So he sent a letter to the police department. Inside the letter contained a copied picture of a check to pay the fine.

    He thought that would show them.

    A week later he got another letter in the mail from the police department.

    It was one single copied picture of a pair of handcuffs and a soap on a rope.

    The next day he sent a real check in to pay his speeding ticket.

  12. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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    Doesn't pay to be a jerk to the cops.
  13. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    Lmao, owned!!!!
  14. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Seriously, you're not really this naive, are you?
  15. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    what to do for a speeding ticket?.....I call one of the 10 police officers that are on our payroll for "off-duty" security for our club.then,the ticket just magically disappears,no record,no "points"(whats that btw?),no jump in insurance rates.but,it only helps me in the city,troopers and constables,I'm outta luck.
  16. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    All I know is if you take defensive driving keep a copy of your certificate when you send it to them.

    When I was 17, I got a speeding ticket in a little podunk central texas town. Took defensive driving, sent off the certificate, ticket was supposed to be dropped, never heard another thing.....

    ...... Until I tried to renew my license 10 years later. I get a notice from DPS saying I had an outstanding warrant in this town, and they couldn't renew my license.

    What got me so pissed off was that for 10 years I never got notified. I had been pulled over, and no mention of an outstanding warrant was ever made. I even got my license renewed one time in those 10 years, and nothing was mentioned then.

    I called the muni court and gave em a piece of my mind. The Judge basically told me she was new, and she couldn't verify that I had or hadn't sent them the certificate. She could only tell me it wasn't in "the file." I asked her how she expected a 17 year old senior in high school to have something likee that just sitting around my house. (Funny thing, I didn't tell her what I did for a living, and she told me she would hold me in contempt of court over the phone.:laugh2:)

    But the fine was $90.00, and it would have cost me more than that in gas, time, etc. to actually challenge it, so I just sent em a cashier's check with a nasty letter accusing them of extortion. I also sent it certified and regular mail hoping to show em a little sarcasm.

    I felt better.

    But it still sucked. Keep your proof. If I had known then what I know now, I would have pwned that little Muni judge.
  17. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    That part of the story is true. I got a ticket in Waskom County, Texas, and accidentally sent them too much, and they sent me the difference.
  18. Dawgs0916

    Dawgs0916 Will the Thrill

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    What podunk central texas town? On my way to Lubbock a couple of months ago I got pulled over for doing 82 on a 70, in freaking Lometa county. Gaaaaaaaay. The patrolman tried to be all friendly and crap with me too sayin he went to Tech as well blah blah if he wanted to be friendly give me a warning.

    But thats good to know because I just finished my defensive driving course yesterday so I will def. get a copy made...
  19. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    I think it was Gorman, near Stephenville.

    Yeah, make sure you keep a copy.
  20. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I had a "reckless" driving ticket earlier this year for going more than 20 mph over the limit. When I went to court, I got it dropped down to simple "speeding" and I paid my fine.

    Anyway, it's about 2 months later now and the negative points still haven't shown up on my record.

    I think it's just one of those things that gets lost in the bureaucratic shuffle from time to time. Some guy probably tried this "overpaying" trick once and coincidentally the points didn't appear so he jumped to the conclusion that he'd found a loophole.

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