Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Baby, you can drive my car - São Paulo
So, here is my husband driving too fast. You can tell it is him because of the license plate (blacked out by me, but visible in this ticket). He was caught on radar being bad at Avenida Pompeia. I'm sure he did not even notice the radar--my guess it was right at that point where he was trying to provide the kids with a "gela-saco" moment (see this past blog).
Now what if it wasn't my husband driving the car? Ultimately it would be his responsibility to take this ticket and the four points on his license. But, given that this is electronic monitoring, he can claim it was me (which is what he is doing) or anyone else who is willing to take the points on the license. Just send in a copy of the driver's license, sign, and the points are given away.
In this case, these did become my points. You have a limit of 20 points per year and BH already has a few on his license. In fact he has three points for letting his parking meter expire. That one needs to be explained to me. How do you get points on your license for a non-moving violation? Huh? No one in New York would be ever allowed to drive again.
I love the trade in traffic tickets. The worst drivers are still on the road because they simply find a relative or friend to take the points, or there are even individuals that "sell" their license numbers and accept your points. I'm not saying that we ever did this, but BH's grandmother was driving pretty fast for her age until finally giving up her license a few years ago.