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I live in Ohio, but received a speeding ticket in Chattanooga, Tennessee while driving through. I was heading to Georgia. Then when I arrived in Georgia I received one in GA also. So now I have 2 out of state tickets. I've read that some states do not assess points to a license if the driver is not from that state. Is this true for Ohio? If I pay the ticket from GA and TN (and in essence plead guilty to the ticket), would points still be assessed to my Ohio license? Or do out-of-state speeding violations not apply to the Ohio violations point system?


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As you may be aware your home licensing state of Ohio is a member of the Driver's License Compact (DLC), and the state in which your received your speeding tickets in, Tennessee and Georgia, are not a members of the DLC. Members of the DLC are required to report tickets back to a driver's state of licensing. TN and GA, while not members of this Compact, still have agreements to exchange traffic violation convictions with other states and thus both will likely inform Ohio if you pay the fines and thus are convicted of the speeding offenses.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) stated to us that there are no points assessed with out of state tickets. The convictions from TN and GA will likely be sent to them and then will go on your OH driving record for 3 years, but there will be no points assigned to these out of state violation convictions.

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It does not matter if the state is part of the DLC or not the BMV representative said that as long as the other state's court informs the BMV of an out of state moving violation it will be placed on the Ohio driver's record but no points are assessed.

Since the two speeding tickets will be placed on your OH driving record, your insurance company would be able to see it the next time they run your motor vehicle record (MVR).

It will depend upon your insurance company's rating system whether this out of state ticket will affect your rates or not. To find out how your insurance provider rates different types of traffic offenses, contact your insurance agent or the Ohio Department of Insurance whom insurance companies file their rates with.

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