Speeding Ticket

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  1. navybound93

    navybound93 New Member

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    Today I was filling out my acceptance form for the Naval Academy, and on the form it stated to report any fines for any violations of the law. I received a speeding ticket in February, and I reported it and attached a copy of the ticket as well. Will this have any effect on my acceptance? (I know I'm probably just being paranoid.) This is the only ticket I have ever received.
     
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  2. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    Everyone is paranoid when it comes to predicting what academies will do...

    Most applicants probably have a violation on their record. You stand a better chance of rejection for misspelling received. :wink:
     
  3. navybound93

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    Haha oops! I knew I spelled something wrong! :biggrin: And thanks, I just needed to read that I would be fine -- I don't want anything to mess up my appointment!
     
  4. ESLGuy

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    What if I never get any tickets? I doubt that would have a big effect, but.... I could be extremely careful, haha.
     
  5. 1964BGO

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    I know this seems very minor, but if you were in the practice of racking up speeding tickets on a regular or excessive basis, it would be a problem for you. Another reason for the inquiry is the fact that as a midshipman you will be subjected to a background investigation preparatory to issuing you a security clearance, and this process will continue on a fairly regular basis throughout your time in the armed forces. If you cannot be issued an appropriate clearance, you become dead wood to the services. One of the problems confronted is that since most of our appointees are in their teens they have had the advantage of sequestered files, and every now and then we encounter a youngster who has significant violations which are going to end their usefulness, and just as importantly, would have served as predictors of problems down the road.
     
  6. navybound93

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    I'm aware of the repercussions of multiple tickets, but I've only ever gotten one ticket, and then I learned from it. I haven't gotten another. It was a one time mistake. Is this one ticket something that could still hurt my appointment?
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I seem to remember some kind of minimum fine to report for the security clearance. Something like "fines in excess of $200" if associated with speeding. But it has been a while so I could be wrong.


    And that takes me back to my 5th day or so of owning my 2/c car loan-bought sports cars...


    Pulled over driving to Fl from TN with my friend...

    "Do you know why I pulled you over?"

    "I was speeding."

    "Do you know how fast you were going, or what the speed limit was?"

    "No officer."

    "You were going 74 mph in a 45 mph zone."

    "Oh wow...."

    "Do you have any reason for going that fast?"

    "Not really officer. This is a new car and it doesn't feel like I'm going that fast when I actually am. I would have felt that in my old car."

    And that folks was the truth. I am comfortable 5-15 mph over, but 29 mph over was a bit much. Just couldn't feel it.

    I remember that coming up though during clearance paperwork (although I was already a cadet, I didn bring it up to my company officer and senior chief).
     
  8. MIDNDAD

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    Like a lot of events in life. The cover-up causes much worse repercussions that the original transgression ever could. Agree with other posts that a speeding ticket by itself is no big deal. Also, you were honest in reporting it. Get ready to enjoy plebe summer.

    As to the fine amount issue being a problem in security clearance doubt that really applies anymore as a citation for running a stop sign in California is now a $400+ fine. Governments greed for sources of revenue is a universal problem.
     
  9. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    It is $300 and within the past seven years.
     
  10. HardCharger

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    Uh I paid $490 + charge card fee + rental car service fee=$530 for red light camera in LA
     

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