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      01-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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My car was taken via Speed trap...

I drove to Saskatchewan from Vancouver last September through Calgary.
Due to the jobs, I had to replace my driver license and vehicle insurance registered to Saskatchewan.
Today, I got this letter showing my rear pics I over exceed the speed limit on Hwy 1 in Calgary. 80 was speed limit, and it says I ran 106.
Ticket amount showing $156, my question is,
is this something I can just ignore or is this something that will follow my tail?
the BC plate is already gone long time ago, however it does show up my name and the address I lived in vancouver.
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      01-16-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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I drove to Saskatchewan from Vancouver last September through Calgary.
Due to the jobs, I had to replace my driver license and vehicle insurance registered to Saskatchewan.
Today, I got this letter showing my rear pics I over exceed the speed limit on Hwy 1 in Calgary. 80 was speed limit, and it says I ran 106.
Ticket amount showing $156, my question is,
is this something I can just ignore or is this something that will follow my tail?
the BC plate is already gone long time ago, however it does show up my name and the address I lived in vancouver.
I know forums are great for answering some questions, but this one you're better off asking someone who specialized in fighting 'traffic tickets'. They'll give you free advice. In Toronto we use X-Copper and similar services.
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      01-18-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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I got a speeding ticket in Nova Scotia in a rental car and I had to pay it in Alberta when I went to renew my license.

This might not be the same situation since I was actually pulled over and you got something in the mail.

Best way to find out is to ask at a registry.
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      01-19-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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I believe it may follow you but the "good" thing about photo radar is that you won't get any points. $156 is a small price to pay and you'll be able to forget about it. Hiring someone to fight it just takes more effort and $$$ for what it's worth.
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      01-19-2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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there are various ways they can screw you. besides taking the legal path, they can send the $156 to a collection agency and "ruin" your credit report.

unless you disappear from North America for a couple of years, $156 is not worth the trouble.

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I drove to Saskatchewan from Vancouver last September through Calgary.
Due to the jobs, I had to replace my driver license and vehicle insurance registered to Saskatchewan.
Today, I got this letter showing my rear pics I over exceed the speed limit on Hwy 1 in Calgary. 80 was speed limit, and it says I ran 106.
Ticket amount showing $156, my question is,
is this something I can just ignore or is this something that will follow my tail?
the BC plate is already gone long time ago, however it does show up my name and the address I lived in vancouver.
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      01-20-2012, 01:19 AM   #6
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In AB, photo radar is charged to the owner of the car/plates. If it is on the old plates and address and you only got the ticket because your mail is forwarded, the odds are that it will never get transferred to your new plate. |If it came to your new address then it will be on your record when you renew your registration next, plus and extra $40 late fee. It will eventually go to a collection agency who will register it against your name in the Vancouver address. For the cost of two tanks of gas, just pay it.

There is red-light cameras on transcanada right at Canada Olympic Park in both directions. The also like to park photo radar vans just west of COP.
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      01-20-2012, 03:00 PM   #7
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it has been paid already, it says it could effect my license @ renewal so I had no choice.
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I got a ticket in the midst of moving from Ontario to Quebec. I immediately transfered my license and waited two months to pay the ticket. The ticket never showed up.
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I got a ticket in the midst of moving from Ontario to Quebec. I immediately transfered my license and waited two months to pay the ticket. The ticket never showed up.
well, i don't know I just thought $156 is not worth of trouble, stress free just paying it up and forget about it.
I didn't want to be surprised later when it says 28% interest and collection blah blah....
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The ticket won't follow you into Sask, affect what you pay for insurance here or your driver's license. But it can come up to haunt you if you are pulled over in Alberta and they run your name. I'd suck it up and pay it.

And welcome to SK!
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