Traffic ticket for talking on the phone
So today my wife got a ticket for talking on the phone while driving (except of course she was standing in a traffic jam in Red Hook). It requires paying a fine - but the cop didn't tell her what the fine is. Does anyone know?
Curious info about the lien - how do they know what car it is (assuming the car is not in the driver's name, as the case may be)?
My wife will go pay on Monday - and I'll post the fine amount here. I am pretty sure we are not interested in going to court. The territory needs money, and it probably won't do them any good to fine all those locals driving around with open beer cans in one hand, so we are glad to do our small part.
According to my information the lien goes against the car regardless of the driver.
ah, smart - where else but here. I guess I shouldn't give my car to someone else to drive. Good point.
Open containers are legal, BTW.
Are drunk drivers legal? 🙂 I suppose just holding an open can of beer while driving isn't really a sign one is drinking from a can 🙂
I am not really offended by "selective enforcement" - I am well aware of how it works around here. There is, however, no need to try and bring "legal reasoning" as to why it is "correct". It is just the way things are done here.
Just an FYI for your wife. To pay a fine at the court house make sure she wears a shirt with sleeves and no flip flops. I went to pay a traffic fine in March 2009 and had to plead with the guard at the metal detector to allow me in because I was wearing flip flops and a tank top. He informed me that there was a "dress code" for the entire court house...flip flops and tank tops are not allowed. Also, I tried calling the number on the back of the ticket left four messages never received a call back.