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Old 08-31-2017, 05:18 AM
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My neighbors received a speeding ticket in the mail yesterday that they received in Grenta, LA. We are in MS and we don't have traffic cameras here so I am not familiar with them. It just seams to me that they have a photo of the front and rear of their vehicle including license plate that it is a legitimate ticket and would hold all the same ramifications just as if the police officer had pulled them over.

They see things a little different and thin because it was mailed from Arizona ( I am assuming the company that handles the cameras for the city ) and the payment address in Cleveland ( again assuming payment center ) that it's not a legitimate ticket. I suggested calling Gretna directly and ask about the addresses. Their other line of thinking is that because of the class action lawsuits listed on the net they don't have to pay the ticket and the only possible problem might a small ding on credit report.

It's only $120 so my vote is to pay the fine and move on, but it's not mine. They just came over last night asking my thoughts.

So does a ticket from a traffic camera hold the same weight as a ticket issued by a cop in person?
Old 08-31-2017, 05:22 AM
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Verify its authenticity

Pay it or not


It's all fun and games until you get pulled and find out your DL had been suspended because of an unpaid fine.
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My past experience is yes. And maybe more so unless you can prove it's not your vehicle.

Others may have different experiences as it seems I can't ever get out of crap. Pay the man is my history. If not the consequences can be significant and difficult to rectify.

For 120 dollars it's not worth the time to go through the difficulty of getting their license back.
Old 08-31-2017, 05:25 AM
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Pay it.Too much aggravation otherwise ,and WORRY.
Old 08-31-2017, 05:32 AM
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I doubt they can suspend a DL license from a speed cam. The ticket is of the vehicle speeding, but they cannot presume that any particular person was the driver, so how could they suspend the vehicle owner's license. He may not even have been in it att he time.
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Usually those camera tickets don't hold up in court and they don't assign points to your license. They're hoping you just pay the fine to avoid the hassle.
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Civil penalty, wipe your ass with it and mail it back to them.
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Originally Posted by acme54321 View Post
Usually those camera tickets don't hold up in court and they don't assign points to your license. They're hoping you just pay the fine to avoid the hassle.
They hold up in New Jersey. Unless you can prove the camera is faulty, just pay the ticket. Believe me, it's not worth the aggravation.
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In Va the ticket is a fine only and it does not go on your driving record. If not paid I know they can suspend a Driver Lic if your lic. in Va. Not sure what they could do if you lived out of state.
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Unfortunately it's legal and like mentioned above if they don't pay it they end up with a suspended license. Pay the fine and then worry about getting it back.
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Remember the old song...."I fought the law and the law won"
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Originally Posted by Kenner 23 View Post
Civil penalty, wipe your ass with it and mail it back to them.
Don't spit in the wind or tug on Superman's Cape. Not the path I would take.
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Nice scam the city of Gretna has going.

Note the lawsuit.
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Redlight/Speed Camera tickets are not reported to DMV (In Louisiana) thus, no record. They are a revenue scam invented to line the municipalities pockets on the guise of public safety.
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My wife got a ticket for speeding from a camera van. Third party set up. I did some research and in this particular town in Colorado the consensus was that the ticket wasn't worth the paper it was printed on. I never paid it, nothing has happened. Funny, my wife was at the Mexico house at the time of the infraction... figured if push came to shove that would be enough evidence that the ticket was not legitimate for her to have received...
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The ticket is against the vehicle for exceeding the speed limit. The ticket does not identify who is driving the vehicle, hence no points or moving violation will be charged to anyone.

The owner is responsible to pay the ticket. If the owner was not driving, he could ask whoever is driving to reimburse him.

This is similar to how the red light camera tickets work. I don't suspect that there is much of a defense unless the cameras or technology is faulty. I would pay the ticket. Maybe they will not chase you down with a collection agency for the ticket, or maybe they will.
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My experience in Md, Va and Washington DC is the camera ticket is legit. If it is not paid, due to repriocity agreements between the jurisdictions, when it is time to renew that vehicle registration you will be facing a very large bill.
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we just didnt pay them. they dont go on your record, dont go out to collections, cant be arrested for not paying. the ones in New Orleans are the same way. The way they get you is by booting our car if you park on a public street. theres vans that scan tags around the city and boot cars with unpaid tickets.

if you live out of state, ignore it
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
... If the owner was not driving, ...
" I lend my car out to a friends and family. I have no recollection of who was driving it at that time."
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This falls firmly into the category of "choose your battles". Pay the fine, move on, life is short.

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