Photo radar speeding ticket issued by mail: do you really have to pay it?
August 13, 2007 12:47 PM Subscribe
I've heard that it's easy to get photo radar tickets thrown out, especially tickets that are delivered by mail. Is this realistic, or is it one of those "you don't have to pay federal income tax" things?
posted by sportbucket to Law & Government (15 answers total)
I was ticketed by photo radar [Portland, OR] for going 43mph in a 30mph zone, but a 40mph speed limit sign is visible about 100 yards in front of where the van was parked. They got a picture of my face, but I was wearing a hat, and you can't see my eyes. Additionally, they sent the ticket to my parents' house, where the car is technically registered, but I don't actually live there anymore. It's not a ton of money ($100 or so), but I'd rather not have this on my record, if only for insurance reasons. Can I beat it?
Most of the info Google has pulled up on the subject says they're easy to beat
, but is several years old and not specific to Oregon, so I'm a little wary. Some author in Arizona advises people to simply not respond
to mailed tickets, but I'm a little worried about this thing spiraling out of control if I don't take care of it promptly.