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Offline KNSK

Speeding ticket w/ international license
« on: 11/22/12 09:58AM »
Has anybody dealt with a friend from overseas get a ticket while driving with an international license?
A Japanese student I know was recently caught speeding. Does he have a choice other than to pay the fine?
Google was pretty useless with any kind of clear answer. Happened in CA btw.
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Re: Speeding ticket w/ international license
« Reply #1 on: 11/22/12 10:57AM »
Yup, my best friend gets one every time he comes over here from the UK about 3x a year. Most of the time the cops never even give him a ticket because they dont know what to do about it. The only one's who ever write an actual ticket are the senior cops, but since he doesn't have a permanent address they have no way of enforcing payment they never do anything about it, and hes never paid any ticket. Unless they take him to jail at that moment its not worth the chase for the state to purse an international resident to pay a speeding ticket. They may issue a bench warrant in extreme cases, but I highly doubt it. This is only my experience, others may be different.

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Re: Speeding ticket w/ international license
« Reply #2 on: 11/23/12 12:21AM »
As long as the ticket shows an international address, just ignore it like KawiKess mentioned. CA can't do much about it.
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Re: Speeding ticket w/ international license
« Reply #3 on: 11/23/12 04:46PM »
crumble the ticket up lol
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Re: Speeding ticket w/ international license
« Reply #4 on: 11/23/12 04:51PM »
Yup, my best friend gets one every time he comes over here from the UK about 3x a year. Most of the time the cops never even give him a ticket because they dont know what to do about it. The only one's who ever write an actual ticket are the senior cops, but since he doesn't have a permanent address they have no way of enforcing payment they never do anything about it, and hes never paid any ticket. Unless they take him to jail at that moment its not worth the chase for the state to purse an international resident to pay a speeding ticket. They may issue a bench warrant in extreme cases, but I highly doubt it. This is only my experience, others may be different.
A mate of mine from Blighty got stopped for speeding. He showed the rozza his int'l license and the cop didn't know what to do.
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Re: Speeding ticket w/ international license
« Reply #5 on: 11/23/12 11:04PM »
Agreed on the intl license. Even if they give you a ticket, they won't pursue it.

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