Thursday, October 28 2010 @ 09:31 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: There are literally thousands of drivers who owe the government millions of dollars in traffic fines and tickets that have not been paid. For the first time, the government has made the strategic decision to make a strong effort to collect all or most of the money they are owed. This first 90 day "moratorium" was to give a chance to people to show up under their own free will and to either pay their debts or make arrangements to pay. Now, all of that data has been entered into the system. These "contempt" charges carry the same legal weight as any other court decision, and if you are caught at a checkpoint and if you owe money, you will be arrested and dragged before the proper traffic court - where you will be forced to either pay or go to jail. They are getting serious with enforcement in this area, so heads up.