Will NH Speeding ticket show up on my MA license?
So you like to drive fast, do you?
I have a confession to make: I do, too.
This past summer, on my way up to York Beach, ME, I got pulled over on Route 1 North in Portsmouth, NH.
Whether or not I was actually speeding is a blog article for another time.
The officer handed me a speeding ticket and suggested I slow it down and enjoy the summer.
I pulled back onto the highway slowly and, noticing the cost of the ticket ($248.00), I was no longer enjoying my summer.
A few minutes up the road, I turned up Katrina & the Waves, gave the finger to the state of NH, stepped on the accelerator and crossed into Maine.
The Walking on Sunshine feeling lasted only a few seconds before I noticed the all too familiar, neon blue lights flashing in my rear-view mirror.
Yep. Another speeding ticket. This time in the state of Maine.
I grimaced as I accepted the speeding ticket but felt somehow, somewhat vindicated when I noticed the amount ($185.00) was lower than the NH speeding ticket.
The happy ending to this sad tale is that these tickets have not shown up on my Massachusetts driving record/ auto insurance premium.
So, will a NH speeding ticket show up on my MA license?
Apparently, Massachusetts is not a member of the DLC (Drivers License Compact) which is a driving information reciprocity agreement between states. As a result, often times, when MA residents get moving violations in other states, the ticket never haunts the MA driving record.
Caution: Although MA is not a member of the DLC, they still have informal agreements and, sometimes, out-of-state incidents are reported and do show up. Sometimes years after the incident.