Pay Your Parking Tickets!November 9, 2011 | in Driver Safety For You & Your Family
During recent doctor visits in the Houston Medical Center, I have become well acquainted with the parking ticket process. You don’t see a sign that’s been hit a few times and laying besides a tree and voila! you have a parking citation. The worst part of the citation process is that it upsets your day and you have to remember to pay them; If not there are consequences.
I have learned the hard way. The City of Houston is turning outstanding tickets over to a collection agency….a great way to bring your credit score down. During the morning news, I even learned of interstate compacts that will allow parking tickets to follow you state-to-state and can prevent you from getting a license in another state.
Even worse, vehicles that have three or more outstanding citations (90 days overdue) are boot-eligible. There are boot fees as well.
Here is something that can help us all, defensive driving. Defensive Driving courses such as the DefensiveDriving.com online driver safety course, educates students on intersections, signs, what to expect and where. I have found that for many, defensive driving is not only useful for citation dismissal, but is a great refresher course.
If you take a course for education purposes only and later receive a citation, you are eligible to take the course again for court purposes.
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