Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Another Lucky Day!

Remember the $237 US speeding ticket I got in Texas? The cop told me I had 24 hours to call them and make arrangements to pay. I called almost every day only to be told "it's not in the system yet". Finally, this morning after 20 days, it was finally 'in the system'! I asked the clerk to confirm the amount and to give me the case # so I could send in the payment.
She told me it was now possible to pay on line and the amount would be $237. "But just a minute" she said. She came back after a few seconds and said that it was unfair to make me call that many times and that they were going to waive the $125 fine. I would only have to pay the court fees of $100 plus tax which will total $107. Norma says I should have argued that they waive that as well but I am going to let sleeping dogs lie.
Now to see if their on line payment system will accept a Canadian credit or debit card. The clerk said to try tomorrow morning when it would be updated with the new amount.


  1. Glad you got it reduced. As I said a couple of weeks ago, South Texas is very corrupt.

  2. I think Chris has it right. It's a different world down there. Besides, they gave us Rafael Eduardo Cruz.