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Old 10-29-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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Hi! Just moved here a yr ago and I got a tix for speeding on a 55 mph and I was driving 59 mph(522 S in Warren Cnty). Anyway, I paid the tix ($131) and I was wondering how this would affect me,,,what are points? How many tix can I have in a yr before the insurance premium go up? Will this be in my record? Will it ever be "removed" from my record? Just want some info,,thanks!
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I don't know the answers to your questions, but you got a ticket for going 59 in a 55? Wow. And the ticket was $131? Geez.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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59 in a 55? why didnt you go to court that is so close that you could have said your cruise control was on or something, that is insane.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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59 in a 55? why didnt you go to court that is so close that you could have said your cruise control was on or something, that is insane.
Definitely. I would bet the court would have nixed it. Anyhow, I was thinking about the record part and I think after a few years, maybe 3 (?), it will come off. Is your record pretty good? I think you earn points over the years. I'm not sure how it works exactly, but for example I have a +5 (I think), which I believe is decent. If I got a ticket, it would go down a point, or three...whatever. If you are in the negatives, then that's not so good. Maybe someone else knows more specifically how it works.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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If you get a ticket for 59/55, the officer probably clocked you higher and is giving you a break. Your actual clocked speed would appear somewhere else on the ticket and that's the speed you'd have to worry about contesting in court.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Looks like it will come off in five years:

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Although this says they remain valid for two years:
http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/webdoc/c...points_you.asp


I'm learning as I search this too. Too bad you can only earn a maximum of 5 safe driving points.
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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59/55? I seriously doubt we are hearing the entire story people.
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:51 AM
 
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59/55? I seriously doubt we are hearing the entire story people.
Yep that's bizarre. I have got a few tickets down here and 59/55 does not sound right to me either. All of the times I have been speeding, I have received a "failure to obey traffic sign" instead of the speeding violation.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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That does not sound like the entire story. If a police officer gave you 59/55, sounds to me like he was generously cutting you a break and you were going MUCH faster. Plus, you already admitted guilt & paid the ticket? Too late. Call the DMV and ask when the points will come off your record.
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