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Hey Guys, So I drove down to Montana this weekend with the car for a nice long road trip. Got caught doing 79 in a 70 zone. What was weird

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Old 07-02-2014, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

So I drove down to Montana this weekend with the car for a nice long road trip. Got caught doing 79 in a 70 zone. What was weird about this whole ordeal was that the cop said it was only a $20 fine? Is that even a thing? 20 bucks seems very low but ok whatever. He went back to his car with my info and took about 20 mins to come back and walked me through the ticket and then asked if I had cash to pay it right there on the spot.

Is that legal in the US? It seemed very fishy and up here that would be considered trying to bribe the cop and end you up in more of a mess than anything else. I didnt have any US cash on me and he looked disappointed but gave me a website I could go to to pay the ticket.

For all I know this was on the up and up but after we got back on the road and thought about it a little more it seemed very fishy to me.

Anyone have any experiance with this?

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i think he saw the plasti-shittt violation and cited you.
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Hey now he pulled me over to ask me where he could find some for his cruiser he was so impressed with it.
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If you are from "out of state" they may collect the fine from you on the spot. I don't think he was trying to get lunch money from you. I believe some states have credit card machines even (I'll have to look for a source for that "fact" lol )
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Hey Guys,

So I drove down to Montana this weekend with the car for a nice long road trip. Got caught doing 79 in a 70 zone. What was weird about this whole ordeal was that the cop said it was only a $20 fine? Is that even a thing? 20 bucks seems very low but ok whatever. He went back to his car with my info and took about 20 mins to come back and walked me through the ticket and then asked if I had cash to pay it right there on the spot.

Is that legal in the US? It seemed very fishy and up here that would be considered trying to bribe the cop and end you up in more of a mess than anything else. I didnt have any US cash on me and he looked disappointed but gave me a website I could go to to pay the ticket.

For all I know this was on the up and up but after we got back on the road and thought about it a little more it seemed very fishy to me.

Anyone have any experiance with this?

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i dont know but i heard something about montana's rural roads as kinda being the autobahn of the USA... so that might be just the way it is.
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If you are from "out of state" they may collect the fine from you on the spot. I don't think he was trying to get lunch money from you.
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Montana used to have no speed limit.

So they imposed this "fine" at first as a pollution fine, and it was $5 (People used to carry envelopes of $5 bills). But I guess it's $20 now, lol
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So your saying I could have been doing 90mph and it would have been the same fine? Damn I shoulda checked in with you guys before heading down there. lol
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So your saying I could have been doing 90mph and it would have been the same fine? Damn I shoulda checked in with you guys before heading down there. lol
let us know how that works out for you. Bonus points for a thumbs up picture from the back of squad car
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let us know how that works out for you. Bonus points for a thumbs up picture from the back of squad car
Ill be sure to be holding a can of PlastiDip for Kenchan. lol.

The $20 just threw me off. Up here the minimum is around 100 bucks.
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Ill be sure to be holding a can of PlastiDip for Kenchan. lol.

The $20 just threw me off. Up here the minimum is around 100 bucks.
I can see that. Here our parking tickets are over $20.
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A typical parking ticket in Alberta is $50.
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So your saying I could have been doing 90mph and it would have been the same fine? Damn I shoulda checked in with you guys before heading down there. lol
I believe so. I think they start to really care at 100MPH+

Call a police station next time
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Montana used to have no speed limit.

So they imposed this "fine" at first as a pollution fine, and it was $5 (People used to carry envelopes of $5 bills). But I guess it's $20 now, lol
Yah, that's wat I remember too...thus the american autobahn..
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