Post # 1
DH got a speeding ticket over the weekend in the state of NY. We reside in CT, and our licenses are CT issued. We’re fairly new to the US, so are trying to figure out how the Drivers License Compact works.
I contacted the CT dmv, and they said tickets issued in the state of NY do not show up on a CT driving record, and they verified that my husbands driving record is clean.
However, everything I’ve read online says that both states are a part of the DLC, and that violations do transfer over! Does anyone have first hand experience with this?
Post # 3
Considering it was the weekend it may not have been entered immediately into the database. Only 5 states are not “in compliance” with DLC even though they do cooperate with the compact. I would assume a simple speeding violation would be carried over to your home state. I’d give it a day or two and call back.
Post # 4
@Hyperventilate: He was ticketed about a year ago in NY for accidentally going through an ezpass lane without a transponder. We paid the fine and it also isn’t showing up on his record?
Post # 5
@leembee: Most Ez pass “tickets” are actually warnings in which you must pay the toll and then a processing fee. This is different than a ticket with a fine. I believe EZ pass will report you on the 3 strikes basis, but I’ve heard of them not caring as they get more in fees.
Post # 6
EZ pass violations are not considered moving violations, and thus are not reported as point on your license. However, if you don’t pay them in a timely fashion, they can go into collections. Regardless of who was driving the vehicle at the time, because really they have no way of knowing that, they are charged to the registered owner of the vehicle. Unfortunately, I have some first hand experience with this.
With regards to the speeding ticket in NY, I would suggest just paying it ASAP. Even if it isn’t reported to Connecticut, not paying it could have serious repercussions for your husband if he is ever pulled over again in NY or comes into contact with the police there for any reason.
Post # 7
@WestCoastV: Although it was an EZ Pass violation, there happened to be an officer in the booth who had us pull over and ticketed us for failure to obey a traffic signal or something like that. Either way, we paid that ticket.
We also paid the NY ticket, and he got hit with a fine of $300 on top of that, a fine given once you get 6 points in less than 18months in NY. Guh, lesson learned!
It also doesn’t show up on his CT driving record, which is what I was worried about.