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Old 09-19-2006, 01:20 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Driver Responsibility Program in NY *SUCKS*

Oh my god can it be worst than that?

I've just receive a letter from the state of New-york telling me that i have to pay an EXTRA 300$ additionnal of my speeding ticket!!!NO_WAY!!!

I'm NOT gonna pay because anyway i'm from Canada and they just cannot suspend my driver license here.

http://www.nysdmv.com/drp.htm


Quote: "What is a driver responsibility assessment?

In addition to any fines, fees, penalties, or surcharges that you pay for a traffic conviction, you must pay the driver responsibility assessment. The assessment is an amount that you must pay each year for three years. You pay the assessment to the DMV.

Who must pay a driver responsibility assessment?

You can have NYS driver responsibility assessments to pay if you have a driver license in NYS or a driver license from another state and you have driver incidents in NYS.

You must pay the driver responsibility assessment if any of the following incidents occur in NYS:

you are convicted of an alcohol-related traffic violation and the violation occurred on or after November 18, 2004 (includes boats and snowmobiles); or
you are convicted of a drug-related traffic violation and the violation occurred on or after November 18, 2004 (includes boats and snowmobiles); or
a DMV hearing determines that you refused a chemical test and the refusal occurred on or after November 18, 2004 (includes boats and snowmobiles); or
you receive six or more points on your NYS driver record during a period of 18 months and the violations occurred on or after November 18, 2004.
How do I know if I must pay the driver responsibility assessment?

If you must pay an assessment, the DMV will send a statement to you. The statement will display the information that you will need to pay the assessment.

What is the amount of the driver responsibility assessment?

The amount of a driver responsibility assessment depends on the type of violation and the total of your driver violation points.

If you are convicted of a traffic violation that is alcohol-related or drug-related, or if you refuse a chemical test, the annual assessment is $250. The minimum amount that you must pay each year is the annual assessment. The total assessment for the three years is $750.

If you receive six points on your driver record during a period of 18 months, the annual assessment is $100. The minimum amount that you must pay each year is the annual assessment. The total assessment for the three years is $300. If you receive more than six points on your driver record during a period of 18 months, the annual assessment is $25 for each point more than the original six points. The minimum amount that you must pay each year is the annual assessment. The total assessment for the three years is $75 for each point more than the original six points.

Note: You can pay the three annual assessments in the first year or the last two annual assessments in the second year. If you pay the total amount in one payment, you will not receive another annual statement for that assessment."






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Old 09-19-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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How frustrating,i pay my 350$ speeding ticket and this coming to hunt me by mail.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:08 PM   #3
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Since it seems you only get charged the assessment if (a) you are drunk driving, or (b) got caught with drugs, or (c) refused a drunk test, or (d) got six points or more, I assume you must of been speeding quite a bit to get six points with one ticket.
How fast were you going?
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:03 PM   #4
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89 miles per hour on the highway.The limit was 60.:|
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Old 09-19-2006, 04:45 PM   #5
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WTF is that? Mental note: no speeding through NY.

I'd be careful just ignoring it though, I'm assuming Canadian credit is scored like US right? And thigns like ignored fines and tickets and stuff if they report you to a collection agency or whatever, can hurt your credit. I'm pretty sure, but if there's any financial gurus to prove me wrong it'd be good to know for future reference!
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yeah try living in Ny, and now starting at the end of the month you can NOT talk down a speeding ticket cuz the officer has to be at the court for the ticket and the state says that they can no longer afford to pay overtime, so if you get caught speeding in NY your stuck with whatever ticket you get there isnt no getting it reduced any more, I HATE LIVING IN NEW YORK STATE!
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:40 PM   #7
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I have never heard of anything like that.

I'm very happy to not live in NY.
650$ for a speeding ticket is waaaaaaay too much!!!
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Re: Driver Responsibility Program in NY *SUCKS*

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I'm NOT gonna pay because anyway i'm from Canada and they just cannot suspend my driver license here.
While that's a great way to screw them over I hope you never get pulled over in the U.S. again b/c you will then have a warrant out for your arrest.

So you can get pulled over for a license plate light being out, speeding, headlights being too bright or just suspicion and get arrested.


That would suck twice as hard.
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:06 PM   #9
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Huuum rigth.I'm not planning any moves in USA for a while.That's what they want i guess piss off the population.

Thanks for the warning tho.Remember,i have paid my ticket.It's this new(2004) stupid surcharge that i didn't pay.I'm not sure they will raise a warrant for "this".

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Old 09-19-2006, 06:12 PM   #10
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Re: Re: Driver Responsibility Program in NY *SUCKS*

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While that's a great way to screw them over I hope you never get pulled over in the U.S. again b/c you will then have a warrant out for your arrest.

So you can get pulled over for a license plate light being out, speeding, headlights being too bright or just suspicion and get arrested.


That would suck twice as hard.
He wouldn't have to get pulled over, they would run his plates at the border as soon as he tries to get into the US.
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