Originally Posted by carwashcats
I can't remember, what are the rules about DD, when you get a speeding ticket? Do you have to pay the fine, and take the course? or do they take some off of what your fine costs are if you take it? Can't remember?
Depends on the state. Here in Virginia, I think you can take the DD class every couple of years or it is mandated if you get too many points (I happen to know this because I'm a bit of a speed demon). Depending on the number of points you have...the judge can decide to give you a lesser fine or even reduce the infraction...so DD classes are well worth attending. DD classes give you +5 points. Speeding points can range from 3-8 depending on the severity and whether you receive "reckless" driving. Reckless driving in Virginia means you HAVE to go to court.
Just as an FYI for anyone else in Virginia....if a cop pulls you over going 80...it is automatic "reckless", even if the speed limit is 65. Having received a "few" tickets in my life, I've become a bit familiar with the driving laws.