I live in Iowa and yesterday I got pulled over for going 94 in a 70 mph zone. Thankfully it was only 24 over so my license wasn't suspended. I have already paid the ticket because I don't want my parents to find out how fast I was going. I've told them that I was going 75 in a 55 mph zone. Will this efect my insurance and is there a way my parents would ever find out how fast I was going? I'm 19 years old and I really want this off of my record so is there anyway I could get it off? Also should I volunteer to take a defensive driving course/ traffic school to lower or remove the points added to my license or should I just stop worrying? All help is greatly appreciated this is my first ticket so I'm kind of freaking out..
Most Helpful Guy
well, a couple of things:
-usually, after 6 months they will automatically remove traffic violations from your record, as long as you don't accrue any more during that six months.
-in general, you never want to pay a ticket. You take it to court. But you don't take it to court right away, you delay your court date over and over, call in sick, et cetera. Push it back for months. If you're lucky, the issuing officer won't even show up that day and the ticket will be dropped.
speeding isn't a "crime" in the moral sense of the word. All it is is revenue. Use the system to make it more expensive to collect their fine than what the fine pays, and they'll just lose interest..1
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Most Helpful Girl
Unless people here from Iowa can answer, it's different everywhere. You may have to call the Iowa DMV to ask these specific questions about insurance and how it will affect your license. Usually a one-time/first-time occurrence does not affect your license. A second and third time will though. I'm not sure how it works where you are given your age or how long you've been driving for. Iowa might or might not have stipulations about how they will treat your insurance. You can call and get the correct answers: https://www.dmv.org/ia-iowa/dmv-office-finder.php1