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Old 09-04-2007, 08:58 PM
 
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So a cop in Calgary gives me a speeding ticket, and tells me that some states don't have recriprocal tracking of traffic tickets. Then he tells me to check it out, and if California doesn't, I can throw the ticket away.

Is he right, or will he be sending me down the path to jail?

I don't know what to believe or where to check on this sort of thing. Any ideas?

Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:14 PM
 
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Well... you might run into trouble next time you come to Canada.

I am an Ontario resident and when I went to FL (during xmas), I got a speeding ticket and made sure to pay it off. Good decision since I went back to FL in April and was driving a friend's truck during my stay for nearly a month.

I know in Quebec your vehicle could be impounded and you left to pay a lot of money before you get anything back. However, that is only in Quebec, you're speaking of western Canada and the law is different. I'm just pointing out an example.

If you don't mind, how much is the ticket, if it's nothing to high, then get it off your shoulders and you'll have nothing to worry about next time you come here, unless you plan on never coming back to Canada.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:21 PM
 
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The ticket is for $129 CAD. Do you think it makes any difference that I was driving a rental car?
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:35 PM
 
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I wouldn't think so... the ticket was issued to you as a person, the car has no baring. The one I had in the state of Florida was for almost 200$ and it was my FIRST EVER TICKET. Could have went soft on me for a first time offender, unless the U.S doesn't adopt that philosophy.

Sorry for my personal rambling here, but back on topic... no, the fact that you had a rental car makes no difference.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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Appreciate your opinion and follow-up. Take care.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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The rental company may be the people to ask... I got a ticket in Canada once in a rental car, the rental company sent me the ticket and told me they charged my credit card for it...
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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You should pay the ticket because it will be on the record in Canada. I got two speeding tickets in Zurich while vacationing there (camera caught me, not cops), and I paid. Because I know I will go there again.
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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If you're going there again you should pay. Does Canada issue warrants?
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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Will that hit your credit report?
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