I got clocked speeding in an area of Montreal with an 18 mph speed limit (that I didn't know about). I got a ticket and was sent on my way. As a US citizen and resident, I have questions about what impact (if any) this ticket will have on my license, insurance, and--if I choose not to pay the ticket--my ability to return to Canada. (Note: I am not seriously considering ignoring the ticket, I'm just curious.) [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy
on Aug 19, 2014 -
Motorcycle speeding ticket in VA (72 in a 55). I'm not contesting it per se, but is it worth asking for leniency? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by austere
on Jun 8, 2014 -
I'm a Canadian that got clocked doing 81 in a 65 in upper NY state a few days ago. I'm trying to figure out my options. [more inside]
posted by hylaride
on May 22, 2014 -
So, this is frustrating, but do we just have to suck it up? Partner was driving car at night about 15 miles an hour down a poorly lit and deserted intersection in San Francisco and got photographed by a police camera before
the reached the crosswalk. They were so surprised, they did not come to a full stop as they made a rolling right turn at that 10-15 mph speed. They then got photographed again and a ticket for $500 for not stopping in the intersection. I do think that the first flash of the photograph is probably a shady trick to do exactly what happened - startle the driver into committing an error, but I'm tempted to just have them pay. They feel like they were ambushed by the bright flash and are scheduled to contest in court. What say you, hive mind - what would you do? [more inside]
posted by It's a Parasox
on May 16, 2014 -
I was caught by the camera going through an intersection while the light was red because
there was also a green arrow allowing me to turn left legally. What are the odds of winning this when the photos are such poor quality that the green arrow looks like a faint green blob? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand
on May 16, 2014 -
A person with a California driver's license gets a speeding ticket while driving through West Virginia. The speed alleged on the ticket was 15 miles over the posted limit. What would be the insurance consequences if the driver simply paid off the ticket without contesting it? How could the driver find out more information about whether s/he should contest the ticket, or plead guilty to a lower speed? In what state should the person be looking for a lawyer to best answer her/his questions? What should be this person's next step?
Also, would the answers be different if the alleged speed was 10 (or 9, or 5, or whatever) miles over the posted limit?
posted by mediareport
on Apr 23, 2014 -
The plan was to fly into Mumbai and make my way down the cost to Cochi. I just realized that my visa to India is not going to happen. I now have a 10-14 day gap. I'm leaving Tel Aviv on Feb. 3rd and staying in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 14th, dates somewhat flexible. Where should I go?
Things to know:
-No countries that require anything other then VOA for a US born citizen please.
-In addition to Israel and Kuala Lumpur I'm also going to Hong Kong, much of Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
-Have visited western Europe and northern S. America on previous trips.
Bonus points if it involves hiking, learning how to sail or involves getting to see the countryside in safety, though perhaps not comfort.
posted by rip
on Jan 8, 2014 -
I am going to buy six tickets for Bay Pointe ballet's nutcracker show in San Mateo, CA. If I buy tickets on their website. I need to pay $15.5 for fees. I wonder if anybody knows if I can save those fees when I go to their box office in San Mateo to buy tickets directly. I was not successful when calling them to find out the answer.
posted by akomom
on Dec 2, 2013 -
At what time of the day are the parking meters no longer in effect on 17th St NW in Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by Venadium
on Nov 8, 2013 -
Looking for the cheapest online option and any words of wisdom from someone who has gone through the course. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 2, 2013 -
A local non-profit I'm with holds monthly events and sells tickets. Right now the tickets are printed in bulk. We have full price tickets, student/senior tickets, and comp (free) tickets. We'd like to have more flexibility to introduce different price points as test runs and easily track how they go. We'd also like to be able to keep better tabs on the comp tickets, by differentiating tickets given to volunteers versus comp tickets given to sponsors, for example. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Oct 16, 2013 -
A police officer showed up to our house today stating that there was a complaint about reckless driving involving our vehicle. Six hours earlier. When we first hesitated to answer and asked for more details, it turns out this police officer was off duty and witnessed this supposed reckless driving. He threatened to write us a ticket when he showed up to our house. More information inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 16, 2013 -
I need to find an embroidered patch that is a picture of a ticket. Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda
on Aug 15, 2013 -
Last Saturday, I was speeding on the highway leaving West Bloomfield, Michigan on my way to Cincinnati, Ohio. A police officer pulled me to the side and forgave me for the transgression by issuing me a speeding ticket warning that carries some sort of monetary penalty that my parents have to pay for. I lost the ticket stub itself and don't remember where I was on I-275/if I was even on I-275 and my Mom said that if I don't get it to her ASAP the fines will triple and I'll be grounded. Do any of you guys know if there is a central repository of tickets issued in Michigan that I can go to to see the warning ticket number since locating the exact spot on Google maps is difficult? If not, what can I do?
posted by anonymous
on Jun 24, 2013 -
I got a $260 ticket in Portland for not turning into the closest lane. Lamest ticket ever, right? So what do I plea at my court date, and how do I plea it? [more inside]
posted by brisquette
on Jun 19, 2013 -
My husband got a ticket, but the ticket writer got his information wrong, can we get away with not paying? [more inside]
posted by blue_bicycle
on May 25, 2013 -
In California, I got a fix-it ticket because my license plate had some of the reflective sheen scraped off. I have since sold the car without getting the fix-it ticket signed off. My appearance date is in a couple of weeks. I don't have the car anymore, so I can't get it signed off. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by malapropist
on Aug 20, 2012 -
I was pleasantly surprised today to find out that some flights I had booked a month ago for my family to travel later this year had come down dramatically in price, so even with the change fee of $150 a head, the savings was quite large and I got a better flight to boot.
How often does this happen, and should a person routinely screen for lowered fares even after purchasing a ticket?
posted by dougiedd
on May 29, 2012 -
I'm taking a road trip from New Mexico to Washington state tonight and tomorrow. Although I am officially licensed to drive by the state of Colorado, I don't have a physical copy of my driver's license. What are the dangers of driving without a copy of my license, and how can I minimize them? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz
on Mar 26, 2012 -
Why are the prices for the discount art flick, the small production movie, the big studio romantic comedy and the big action film that cost $200 million to create all priced roughly the same? [more inside]
posted by Leenie
on Mar 13, 2012 -
Standard Parking, owners of a private parking lot, gave me a ticket by shadey/scum-bag means, I want to combat this, what are my options? [more inside]
posted by sharkbot1957
on Mar 10, 2012 -
My car was illegitimately towed by the city in Vancouver, BC. Now that I'm disputing the ticket, is there any chance of fair arbitration or do these things also go in the city's favour? Way more details inside. [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch
on Feb 14, 2012 -
Defending a parking ticket appeal in court -- is my evidence sufficient, and should I mail it in or attend court in person? [more inside]
posted by six-or-six-thirty
on Jan 6, 2012 -
Got a parking ticket from AC (Alameda County, CA) transit. Intended to pay it on time but forgot about it. The ticket has never shown up in the online or phone pay systems. I could pay by mail but am concerned that the ticket price has gone up and that I won't get notices about what I owe. I tried calling the number on the back of the ticket but can't get through to a human being to find out how much I should pay them now. Does anyone know how much the tickets go up? If I pay by mail and the price is more more than the original ticket what should happen?
posted by oneear
on Jan 2, 2012 -
How do I fight a completely outrageous parking ticket in a court that clearly has no empathy for my case? The ticket is $250 for parking at a completely reasonable spot on Splitrock Road without no parking signs close by. At the trailhead where I parked, there is a map kiosk that shows a map that is labeled parking at that spot. When I went to court the first time, the prosecutor was very aggressive and the judge seemed to have no empathy for my case. The whole thing seems like a shakedown, please help! [more inside]
posted by JayNolan
on Dec 13, 2011 -
Help me get Paul F. Tompkins tickets for the sold-out Vancouver November 30th show. [more inside]
posted by Kwine
on Nov 10, 2011 -
I got some traffic tickets in October. My court date is December. Except the way it's written on the ticket it's January. As in the one from 2011 that already happened. [more inside]
posted by theichibun
on Nov 3, 2011 -
Please help me figure out how to contest a moving violation in California (Alameda county) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 2, 2011 -
Washington State: I received a traffic ticket in the mail for overtaking a school bus
. I did not see any of the flashing lights which the bus would normally display, and which are hard to miss, so I think that they were not on at the time that I passed the bus. I'm therefore thinking of requesting a "Contested Hearing" rather than a "Mitigation Hearing." Is this plan good or bad? [more inside]
posted by K and S
on Oct 19, 2011 -
In Berkeley, CA, a friend's friend accumulated a few thousand dollars in unpaid parking tickets, which were turned over to a collections agency.
Any chance that the collections agency will settle for a fraction of the amount due?
posted by doncoyote
on Oct 18, 2011 -
(UK railfilter) Why would my train suddenly announce that only tickets with specific reservations were valid? [more inside]
posted by piato
on Sep 21, 2011 -
Just got a ticket for misuse of a turn lane. Any point going to court to contest it or try to make a deal? (YANML) [more inside]
posted by terrierhead
on Aug 23, 2011 -
I'm going to backpack around Europe for at least 2 months but basically until I get low on money or it gets too cold. Would I have a problem getting into the first country (possibly UK) without having a return ticket? (I will be flying home from whatever country is the last stop on my tour). Should I buy some kind of open-ended ticket? Surely this is a fairly common situation, what do people do to avoid hassle? (I am Canadian).
posted by GleepGlop
on Aug 11, 2011 -
We got caught in an insane speed trap in a small Illinois town with a seemingly inactive construction zone. We had to post bond from the car, got a mandatory court date (400 miles away from our home of Chicago), looking at $1100+ in fees. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 11, 2011 -