We were caught speeding in Chaves County near the airport in Roswell,NM. Sometimes police officers are understanding about being late for your plane departure and sometimes not. We were clocked traveling at a rate of 65 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone and it was on the loop around the city called the relief route.
The cost of the ticket was $136 and we were lucky enough to keep it off our driving record by appearing in the Magistrate court before Judge Halvorson. $50 of the traffic citation was a donation to Crime Stoppers which accepts anonymous tips and pays you a reward for providing useful information that helps to arrest local criminals. The call center is somewhere else so you don’t have to worry about your voice being recognized in the small town in southeastern New Mexico.
Legally speaking, the ticket is a 60 day deferred adjudication which will never show up on my record and raise my insurance premiums with Geico. I have to do my part by not getting a ticket in the next 60 days. I actually feel good about contributing 50 dollars to any effort to slow down crime and make families and citizens feel safe.