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Tigersfan
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Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.

I got a ticket in the mail yesterday for doing 36 in a 25 on Henry Clay a couple weeks ago. All my research, although limited, is telling me to say frick it and not pay it. It looks like the only threat is that my car could be booted. Has anyone had this happen? If so what was the cost? If so, does your car have to be parked illegally to get the boot?

I live in Metairie and work in St Rose so the only time I'm down there is on weekends. I'm thinking I just start taking the wifes car downtown.

If I got a ticket for speeding and I actually recalled speeding I would just pay it. But I have no idea if I was speeding or not. I was in no hurry whatsoever. I had actaully taken the day off of work and was headed down to spend that Friday in the quarter.


Douglas Quaid
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
Just say no.


TigahRag
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
tigersfan .. dunno how it is working down there .. but i got a red light ticket up here via camera about three months ago and just ignored it .. they sent two threatening letters after that .. but they were coming from some company from out of state ... then they just stopped .. i think they are just happy with whatever money they collect on those things up here in BR and aren't going to pursue anything legally ..


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IMATIGERFAN
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
Not sure about LA, but in TX, if you don't pay, when your registration expires, you are forced to pay to renew it.


cdaniel76
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
I've heard that the collection company can report it against you to credit agencies also.

Not sure how true the above statement is though.


manwich
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
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Not sure about LA, but in TX, if you don't pay, when your registration expires, you are forced to pay to renew it.
sucker


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TigahRag
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
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I've heard that the collection company can report it against you to credit agencies also.

Not sure how true the above statement is though.



i've heard this too ... and i would think a simple dispute letter to your credit reporting agency telling them you weren't the one driving the car should clear that up ... there's NO proof that it is your debt ..
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tigerbutt
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
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But I have no idea if I was speeding or not.


Odds are you were speeding.


Tigersfan
Member since Feb 2006
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
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Odds are you were speeding.


Im sure I was. But I don't know for a fact. And until I do, I have a problem paying it based on general principle. Whatever happened to being able to face your accuser?


TigahRag
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
where's the proof it was you driving the car ?


tLSU
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
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where's the proof it was you driving the car ?


There is no such proof required. The civil penalty is assessed to the owner of the vehicle, and the only way "I wasn't driving" is a defense is if the actual driver of the vehicle did so without express or implied consent, meaning that the vehicle would have to be stolen.


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Enfuego
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
Don't pay it. I have like 5 of them from that camera.


Cosmo
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
I got booted downtown. Two unpaid jackson ave camera tickets. $500 to get boot off.

But that is their only recourse. If you avoid booting there is nothing they can do.
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Ortho Reb
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New Orleans, LA
Member since Dec 2011
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
If they run you wife's tag it's connected to your car, so her car might get the boot. I have a few that I haven't paid, but they were under my old MS tag and I got a LA one with no problems.


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Jefferson Davis
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
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Henry Clay


That camera got me last year. 31 in a 25.


Lucky Tiger13
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re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
I spoke to someone at their office and he admitted that they couldn't report it to any credit agencies. I also verified it with him and several members of BRPD that it will not go on your driving record. Apparently as of right now, their only enforceable method is booting in New Orleans.


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995webmaster
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New Orleans
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1934 posts

re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
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Henry Clay


Henry Clay got me in February... but I know I was speeding, cuz I was trying to get home ahead of a Mardi Gras parade. So I just paid it.


Joehat
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New Orleans West
Member since Jun 2011
474 posts

re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
Appeal it by mail, then, in a few months, the new Danny Martiny house bill will go into effect allowing you to appeal again to NOLA traffic Court. Call an attorney friend at that point, and it will usually be able to be dismissed.


dolphins6969
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
354 posts

re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
My wife got one same place (Henry Clay)for 33mph in 25mph. She mailed payment. I told her not to pay.


Will Cover
Air Force Fan
Brentwood, TN
Member since Mar 2007
26412 posts

re: Speeding ticket camera in New Orleans-Anyone been booted.
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I've heard that the collection company can report it against you to credit agencies also.

Not sure how true the above statement is though.


In EBR parish:

If unpaid fine goes on your credit report, simply dispute online with Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Ask them to investigate and validate the debt owed. ATS and RedFlex must provide proof that you entered into an agreement for goods or services or signed promissory note.

If threatened with a collection notice or a harassing phone call, do the math. ATS and RedFlex send out thousands upon thousands citations each and every day. This is profitable for them to do, because many people are scared into thinking they have to pay (the media plays a large part in this) and because it's the "right thing to do." But think about the numbers ...

In Los Angeles alone, there are over 50 K red light camera tickets that remain unpaid. In Nassau County, the county has failed to collect on $10 million in unpaid red light camera fines. And in East Baton Rouge parish alone, almost half of the red light tickets for CITY PARISH vehicles have NOT been paid.

One Rule for the City of Baton Rouge. Another rule for the citizens of Baton Rouge.

What's the bottom line? If you think for one minute that a company such as ATS or RedFlex, both of whom are located out of state, are going to take the time, energy and resources (think out of state costs, attorney fees and court cost) to go after you in a court of law for a fine of less than $500.00, pay it.

But if you're like me and are willing to take the "risk," toss it and go on with your life and never look back and worry about this "ticket."


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