Traffic violation advice
How strict are they here in speeding/traffic violations?
I just got my first traffic violation here and I need to go to the court but the date they wrote on my ticket I am off island. Any advice?
If you don't have to be at court other than to contest it, then wait until at least the court date and call the court to see if the ticket has been turned in before paying it. At least on STX, they've been horrible about turning in tickets lately and if they don't turn it in then you don't have to pay.
If you dit it, pay it. If you didn't do it and can't be here, pay it anyhow to save yourself future hassles from it. Live and learn.
If you didn't do it, get the money from the person who did!
Hope this lesson learned - Never lend out your car to anyone!
The tickets follow the car, not the driver. From what I understand, anyone can correct me.
Juanita - it's not trying to beat the system, it's saving time - they won't take your money even if you have the ticket with you in person if the ticket wasn't turned in - I've tried on behalf of two people and been turned away! It's silly but it's worth it to call first to see if it's turned in before going through the hassle of going down there and trying to pay.