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Old 09-30-2014, 08:13 PM
 
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Hey ArthurDaly, if you have problems with Canadians or their right to express opinion here, please report my post to the moderator of this forum. I will be fine if it is delete as being not to the point or lacking useful information. etc.

Here is a quote from your Colorado-based dmv.org:



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Traffic Violations & Car Insurance

Just because you are in the Colorado Denver and you premium was affected by one violation it does not mean this is the rule. As other people said their premium was not affected.
So now I have a problem with Canadians? Actually, your posts would be very useful - to a Canadian. I have no clue why you would participate in a discussion relating to events in another country. You are free too of course but still - I have no clue why. Would you like me to voice my opinion on living in Montreal? I can post lots of Google search info if you'd like?

As for insurance premiums not being raised for having a violation - it just means the insurance company hasn't discovered the violation on your record yet. Insurance companies aren't in business to be nice.

I really liked Canadians too .................
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Westminster, CO
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I have no clue why you would participate in a discussion relating to events in another country. You are free too of course but still - I have no clue why. Would you like me to voice my opinion on living in Montreal? I can post lots of Google search info if you'd like?

As for insurance premiums not being raised for having a violation - it just means the insurance company hasn't discovered the violation on your record yet. Insurance companies aren't in business to be nice.
I guess I felt chatty . The OP liked my story, so I guess it was not a total waste of time.

I would love to know your opinion on Living in Montreal - maybe in another forum? Maybe you can compare it to living in Denver. And I promise I would not be judgmental about why you have an opinion, whether you have one because you lived there, was just on a short vacation or just used Google search and why you want to share it. I still may find facts about Montreal I never knew before.

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I really liked Canadians too .................
Why the past tense? I hope you still like them
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:52 PM
 
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I'm always curious about how laws are applied in other countries so, again, I found the post on Canadian traffic laws to be interesting reading.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Thanks for all of the interesting comments and opinions (including the story from the Canadian guy - I found your post really interesting and liked reading it). I'm just going to go ahead and pay the ticket (you can now pay online - does it work OK? - has anyone tried it?) and take the plea bargain. I don't think that I have any choice. I don't want to take a chance on the cop not showing up because, if he does, my plea bargain will probably do down the drain and I'll be back up to the full penalty of 4 pts.

The main reason that I'm concerned about this whole thing is the insurance cost (and possible increase). Car insurance here in this state is sooooooooo expensive (rate increases for me every renewal term, even with a perfect driving record). When considering insurance costs, gas, maintenance, repairs, license fees, tires (have you seen what has happened to the price of tires lately???), etc. driving is incredibly costly!!! I don't know how people can afford it (especially younger people who are just getting started out). I'm a retiree and it costs me a TON of money to own and run my car (and I drive a cheap little tiny "putt-putt" type of car)! I still remember being in SHOCK when gas first went over $1 a gallon. Now, we are thrilled when gas goes below $3.50/gallon. Anyway, thanks again for the opinions.
Might be worth it to shop your insurance before you take the plea. Once that it is on your record it will be much harder to get a decent rate when switching insurance companies.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Easy answer: Pay the fine, no court. Not worth a trip to court and a day in traffic school (which will end up costing more anyways) just to ge the points removed. Good that you went 25 years with no ticket, but unfortunately that doesn't sway judges or cops too much when you make illegal turns because you did not see the sign. Good news is that it means 2 pts probably won't hurt you and all you have to do is write a click a few buttons and of course look for signs next time.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:07 PM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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Classioradio...would you be willing to share where this intersection is? I want to check it out and be sure I understand this new traffic signage. Thanks!!
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I agree with all that said pay the fine without going to court and move on to the next.
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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Get a traffic lawyer -- Most, if not all, should be able to get you off with no points, but you'll have to pay the max fine. The only thing that matters are points, everything else is BS -- Lawyer up son!

Here is a result from the Goog: http://www.coloradotrafficlawyer.com/
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