How Do You Pay a Traffic Ticket?


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A traffic ticket can be paid in a variety of ways, including online, by mail, by phone or in person, according to DMV.org. If the ticket is not paid in time, the driver risks a suspension of his driver's license.

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How Do You Pay a Traffic Ticket?
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When a traffic violation is committed and a traffic ticket issued, it must be paid within a stated period of time. Not all states accept payments in the same way, explains DMV.org. For example, a Kentucky traffic violation ticket can be paid online, by mail or in person, while a Massachusetts traffic violation ticket can be paid online, by mail or by phone. New York accepts all four payment methods, while Alaska permits online payments only in certain cases.

DMV.org maintains a list of all 50 states and the related traffic ticket information. Users can access the website and either enter the appropriate zip code or select the appropriate state. Each state reserves the right to accept certain methods of payment. The state of Massachusetts accepts online and phone payments from Mastercard or Visa credit cards, according to the City of Boston website. When paying in person, Massachusetts accepts Mastercard, Visa, cash, check or money order. Payments sent by mail in the form of checks and money orders are acceptable as well.

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