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Old 05-26-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Hi,

I'm from Canada and was in NY for the long weekend. I got a speeding ticket for doing 85 in a 65 on the way to NY city from Ithaca. If I pay the fine, will it affect my insurance? Also, how long can I wait to pay off the ticket?

Thanks in advance
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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I would check with your insurance about that and I think they give you 30 days? I saw something a year ago about how it is harder for the U.S. to collect speeding fines from Canadians whereas it was easier for Canadian police to collect tickets from U.S. speeders. Go figure.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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I seriously doubt that NY State will notify a Canadian insurance company about your ticket or if it will even be registered with your Province against your driver's license.

Read the fine print (maybe on the back?) of the ticket and it will tell you how long you have to pay it and/or appear in court to challenge it.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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I got a speeding ticket in Canada, I ignored it with no repercussions.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Wow, foreigner in a strange land driving 20 miles a hour over posted limit. More worried over the cost of his insurance than the recklessness of his driving.
What would happen in Canada? is it a hanging offence?
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: San Bruno, CA
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Wow, foreigner in a strange land driving 20 miles a hour over posted limit. More worried over the cost of his insurance than the recklessness of his driving.
What would happen in Canada? is it a hanging offence?
There's nothing reckless about going 85.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Wayne
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Hi,

I'm from Canada and was in NY for the long weekend. I got a speeding ticket for doing 85 in a 65 on the way to NY city from Ithaca. If I pay the fine, will it affect my insurance? Also, how long can I wait to pay off the ticket?

Thanks in advance
Do what most Americans do....don't pay the ticket and just don't get caught speeding in THAT jurisdiction again....LOL
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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Do what most Americans do....don't pay the ticket and just don't get caught speeding in THAT jurisdiction again....LOL

If it was on the NY Thruway by a NY State Policeman, then the entire State of NY is THAT jurisdiction.

If it's not paid, then a bench warrant will be issued and you'd get arrested on the spot for ANY type of stop when they check your license records.

I'm a bit surprised that they didn't require you to pay that fine before allowing you to return to Canada actually. Unless you gave him a CAA card in lieu of the fine?
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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...I'm a bit surprised that they didn't require you to pay that fine before allowing you to return to Canada actually. Unless you gave him a CAA card in lieu of the fine?

When a cop releases you on your signature, you can be pretty sure that HIS state has an agreement with YOUR state. If you don't pay or appear in court, your state will get into the game (suspend your license).

Don't know if Canada participates in such agreements with 'Murcan states. They do co-operate in motor carrier stuff like CDL drivers....
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:46 PM
 
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Unless it's West Virginia and the cop says you can only pay him in cash (which he pockets) or you'll spend the night in his jail with the moonshiners.
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