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Old 09-07-2012, 01:47 PM   #15
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I rolled and wrecked and totaled my car and Airstream in Virgina. I never hit a guard rail, sign, or another person. The state gave me a reckless op, that I had to show up at. FWIW I wrote the judge and he deduced it to a $20 fine plus $70 court cost and no points. I still can't believe they gave a a ticket. We could have died, we were hanging upside down and I self rescued all of us.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:48 PM   #16
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I tried to.
The statie said 'no'.
This comes for a law suit in Springdale UT.(where Zion NP is) They had cops pulling over foreigners and giving them tickets and demanding the money on the spot. Then tearing up the ticket, and pocketing the money once they left.

This is the NUMBER ONE reason I have a radar detector. I have a good one not a $100-$200 one but a $400+ one. There is a huge difference in range. Now they don't work if the police spot shot you with a radar gun. This is why you always have someone in front of you. But they do remind me I am speeding when I don't mean to, and save me when I do speed when I want to.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #17
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I rolled and wrecked and totaled my car and Airstream in Virgina. I never hit a guard rail, sign, or another person. The state gave me a reckless op, that I had to show up at. FWIW I wrote the judge and he deduced it to a $20 fine plus $70 court cost and no points. I still can't believe they gave a a ticket. We could have died, we were hanging upside down and I self rescued all of us.
Some how that just not seem right. Nice racket they have going on in Virginia.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #18
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I rolled and wrecked and totaled my car and Airstream in Virgina. I never hit a guard rail, sign, or another person. The state gave me a reckless op, that I had to show up at. FWIW I wrote the judge and he deduced it to a $20 fine plus $70 court cost and no points. I still can't believe they gave a a ticket. We could have died, we were hanging upside down and I self rescued all of us.
It's called an "accident" but they give you a ticket for reckless driving. that makes perfect sense
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #19
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Some how that just not seem right. Nice racket they have going on in Virginia.
Not necessarily. A one car accident is not usually an accident, but caused by speeding, driving too fast for conditions, bad tires, bad driving or the like. Motor vehicles don't usually roll over without someone doing something wrong. Equipment failure would have to be proved, but bad tires are the responsibility of the driver.

Reckless usually gets reduced to careless driving (the first is a misdemeanor in Colorado; the 2nd a violation, but still a moving violation which affects insurance premiums) if you have a good story.

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Old 09-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #20
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I got a ticket in Illinois (remember the govenorS) honest. The fine was $100.00 if I mailed it, but $75.00 if I showed up and paid it and there would be NO record of it. The arresting officer told me to tell the judge he would supervise me??? I'm from Iowa and 40 miles from the town I was picked up in.
The town is on I-80 and known to have the largest number of arrests , mostly for drug traffic
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:51 PM   #21
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I tried to.
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So then I drove through Panguitch, the next day, and stopped at the courthouse to pay it. They couldn't find any record of it.
Here in MN, tickets can take up to 10 days to show up in the state system. Until they actually show up in the system, you can not pay it. Then once they show up, you have whatever time to pay it that is listed on the ticket, which can vary by county and what the violation was. Heaven help out of state drivers try to deal with the system. Now MN has a online system for accepting payments, so it's a tad easier.

From what you said, it sounds like Utah might have a similar setup, and you tried to pay the ticket before it was in the system. Not much help right now, but it might help explain why you couldn't just pay it the next day and be done with it.

You certainly have my empathy is having to deal with another state's ticketing process.

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Virginia is notoriously bad for ticketing out-of-state drivers and radar detectors aren't legal there (go figure).

As for OPs question... just pay it. Think of it as the price of going too fast and move on. It may or may not come back to bite you if you don't but even if you knew, 100%, that it wouldn't, would you really not pay it?
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:41 PM   #23
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I have to agree with PH Just send em a check,chalk it up to an experience in Utah and let it go. From now on keep you foot out of the intake. Slow down and take in the sights . You will live to fight another day.
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Virginia is notoriously bad for ticketing out-of-state drivers and radar detectors aren't legal there (go figure).
Only if they see it
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I guess if you look at it that way, you're not speeding unless they see you. That is cat logic. To a cat, nothing is bad if you don't get caught. Didn't we decide earler that you were a barn cat.

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Call the court clerk and ask the details. A buddy of mine got a 76 in a 55 (small town Texas...). The officer miss entered it into the system as "7" in a 55...

No fine for going too slow...
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I guess if you look at it that way, you're not speeding unless they see you. That is cat logic. To a cat, nothing is bad if you don't get caught. Didn't we decide earler that you were a barn cat.

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Yep barn cats don't get caught very often A plane got me once on US 50 between Delta and Junction. I aways look up know in that spot. Only ever seen a plane 2 other times in the 7 years we have been here. I would have fought it, but we were living in Trinidad at the time and wasn't worth the time and money to come back. Airplane tickets are easy to get out of.. (well thats what I was told)
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Call the court clerk and ask the details. A buddy of mine got a 76 in a 55 (small town Texas...). The officer miss entered it into the system as "7" in a 55...

No fine for going too slow...
There is a fine for going too slow on many highways.
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