How over the speed limit would you have to be to not qualify for traffic school?

Ken Chui

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Not to derail the thread, but does anyone here contest their tickets? If I'm not mistaken, a second offence within a year would result in a report to the insurance company, and the likelihood of one's premiums going up are guaranteed. I guess, for me, paying the fine is never an option, even non-moving violations.
 

Jeff Blair

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Sorry I wasn't clearer in my post. :b What I meant by going to court is normally the court house. Now granted, they normally have traffic court in the same place, at least in the last town I got a ticket in. When you go up there to pay it of or show that you took the defensive driving class, they normally will charge you a "court" fee. I know down here it's $10. Even if you can get it "thrown out", they still charge you. normally somewhere on the ticket it will have a appearance date.
 

Leila Dougan

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I know what expunged means. And that's what I was told what would happen. Last year I needed to find out all of the violatios they had on file for me and I was told "zero". They said that there was a record I attended traffic school (only allowed to go once a year) but they had no record of a ticket or what it was even about. I was under the impression that for a simple dismissal they'd still have record of the violation.
 

Joseph DeMartino

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Probably another of those things that varies from state to state. New Mexico may well expunge what Virginia erases. (Whereas what happens in Nevada simply stays in Nevada.
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Joe
 

Leila Dougan

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LOL

Yeah, these things do vary by state. And that's only what I've been told, but who knows what goes on behind the scenes. I mean, I've only had one ticket so I'm not worried about it but for all I know I was told bad information. It's been known to happen when dealing with large bureaucracies


And one last thing to add, when I went to traffic school I had to pay for the school and some associated fees, which ended up totaling close to what the ticket fine was (about $100). So I didn't save any money, but I at least saved myself from getting points and notifying the insurance company.
 

Joseph DeMartino

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Hereabouts there is a legit traffic school that tries to make the experience less painful by having comics from local comedy clubs teach some of the lessons. I think there's something similar in Los Angeles. (Where traffic school is rumored to be second only to rehab for TV and movie types trying to "network".
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