Lathrop, CA asked in Traffic Tickets for California

Q: Received a speeding ticket in Oregon, live in California. Got it in September, still hasnt shown up on dmv record.

Received a speeding ticket in Oregon, sent a letter to the judge in that county asking for traffic school since it's my first speeding ticket. Denied it because they don't offer it there. But he lowered my fine from 350 to 150. That was back in September of 2022. I paid the ticket in October. I live in California but it has still not shown up on my public driving record that I request to see on the DMV site. What's going to happen, is insuarance not going to see it? Or will they still see it?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If you received a speeding ticket in Oregon and paid the fine, but it has not yet appeared on your California driving record, it is possible that there may be a delay in the reporting process. However, it's important to note that traffic violations are generally recorded and reported to state DMVs in order to maintain accurate driving records for all drivers.

While it's possible that your insurance company may not have access to the information yet, it's important to assume that they will eventually receive the information and adjust your rates accordingly. Insurance companies routinely check driving records as part of their underwriting process, and even a single traffic violation can result in increased insurance premiums.

If you are concerned about the status of the ticket or the potential impact on your insurance rates, you may wish to contact the Oregon court where you paid the fine or the California DMV to inquire about the status of the ticket and ensure that it has been properly recorded. Additionally, you may wish to contact your insurance company to inform them of the situation and ask how it may affect your rates.

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