Was wondering if someone could give me a hand with this one .. I was driving back to Raleigh from the Myrtle Beach area and got a ticket in SC, near the NC state line. 50 in a 35. I don't believe I was going 50, but there's no point in arguing over that, was in broad daylight on a dead wide open rural road. I have an NC license, NC tags, NC insurance. The officer told me the fine would be $180.50 ("4 point SC violation") but if I sent in a $125.00 money order he'd reduce the ticket to be 44 in a 35, and he wrote this (44/35 with the $125 fine) on the bottom of the ticket. Very odd that he'd write it on the summons that the ticket would be reduced. Regardless, a couple of questions:
1) My last speeding ticket was approx 2 years ago, 70 in a 55. I was issued this ticket the last time I was driving along the NC coast, but I had an NY license at the time. I believe this ticket unfortunately did transfer to NC when I got an NC license about a year ago, but for some reason my insurance premiums have not been affected.
2) Has anyone ever heard of a SC officer reducing the fine/violation on the spot if you pay it via mail? Any risks if I did so?
3) If I send in the $125 money order for the 9 over the limit violation in SC, would this transfer to NC with NC DMV points assessed and NC insurance points assessed? Or do less than 10 over the limit violations not transfer?