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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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Vancouver guy got a Toronto Speed Ticket, what should I do

It was no Nov.2009, when traveling to Toronto for business training. I got a speed ticket for $40 when driving a Suzuki swift from hotel to a restaurant nearby at night. and in 10 hours I would have left Toronto.

I have been a good driver in my hometown and haven't got any tickets for years. Never think about I would get a speed ticket by driving a Suzuki Swift (can this car even speed up?). I really doubt the officer could prove I am faster than the other people (you know how fast Toronto guys drive), but I left the ticket in the rental car (with Montreal plate) and lost the chance to dispute, then I forgot this thing after backing home, until today I got phone call from collector and figured out they keep sending mails to my old address, which means when officer issued ticket, he wrote down the wrong address.

I am just wondering, what if I don't pay this ticket and what will happen, besides the annoying calls from collector?
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 01:46 PM   #2
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Sorry, I had to be the one.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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...what if I don't pay this ticket and what will happen, besides the annoying calls from collector?
Perhaps your license may not be renewed in view of unpaid tickets?
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 01:56 PM   #4
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You have a speeding ticket that's only $40?
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 02:04 PM   #5
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Perhaps your license may not be renewed in view of unpaid tickets?
but, my license is BC license, I really doubt ICBC (BC's only insurance company) will even know this speed ticket...

yes, it's only $40 ticket, that's the reason I really doubt the true reason the office pull me off...
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Just pay it and be done with it. It may make it difficult to rent a car the next time you're in ontario otherwise.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 03:44 PM   #7
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I'm surprised the rental company didn't automatically withdraw the ticket from your charge card, that's what they do with parking fines (it's part of the rental contract).

But seriously? Pay the danged ticket and be done with it.
You presumably were speeding, you were caught. It's not about whether you can fight it or evade it.

Drives me crazy when people brag about taking a minor ticket to court and beating it on a technicality -- using $1000's of public money and forcing an officer off of the road to testify just to dodge a $100 ticket that they know frickin' well they deserved.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 04:39 PM   #8
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Never think about I would get a speed ticket by driving a Suzuki Swift (can this car even speed up?).
A Suzuki Swift can't break the 50, 70, 80 and 100 speed limits across the GTA?

Nice try.


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I really doubt the officer could prove I am faster than the other people...
It's called radar enforcement. Furthermore, what speed others are driving around you is irrelevant entirely.


As per the ticket, no matter what does or doesn't happen with that (and how much they'll pursue you for it), you can be rest assured your credit rating has already taken a hit, and will continue to take hits as long as a collection agency is handling your case. You can decide if you want that kind of damage to your credit.

Seriously - it's forty bucks. Pay it. We're not talking a $500 fine here.
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My brain hurt from trying to read your post, but $40 is a nothing.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2010, 08:52 PM   #10
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I didn't know $40 speeding tickets even existed in Ontario, never mind Toronto. Doesn't sound right to me.

In any case, if you don't take care of this...ie pay the ticket, your driving privileges in Ontario will be revoked. What that means is that your licence will be suspended in Ontario and if you ever get caught driving here with a suspended licence, you'll face far more serious charges.
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