Keep a Traffic Ticket From Going On Your Record, Overpay The Fine And
Don't Cash Any Refund Check-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor: This
emails says that if you get a traffic ticket, write a check for a little
more than the amount of the fine. When you receive a refund check
for the difference, don't cash it. That's because the traffic
computers don't regard your case as complete until all the paperwork is
done and the accounts are balanced, so even though you got a ticket and
paid it, that will not be put on your record, you'll avoid the
"points" that can go against you for insurance.
The Truth: A
to the National Motorist's Association, (www.motorists.org)
this is a hoax. NMA Spokesperson Eric Skrum tells
TruthOrFiction.com, "We have had our members, activists, and lawyers
look into this. None have been able to find a place where this will
A real example of the story as it has
Subject: If You Get A Traffic Ticket
We discovered that this procedure works in every state. Read it and try
it, you have nothing to lose but the points on your license.
This is how it works: If you get a speeding ticket or went through a red
light or whatever the case may be, and you are going to get points on your
license, then there is a method to ensure that you DO NOT get any points.
When you get your fine, send in the check to pay for it and if the fine is
say, $79, then make the check out for $82 or some small amount over the
fine. The system will then have to send you back a check for the
difference, but here is the trick!***DO NOT CASH THE REFUND
CHECK!!!***Throw it away!! Points are not assessed to your license until
all financial transactions are complete. If you do not cash the check,
then the transactions are NOT complete. However, the system has gotten its
money and is happy and will not bother you any more. This information came
to our attention from an very reliable computer company that sets up the
standard database used by each states' DMV. Good luck and share this with
all your friends and other family members, as well!!!