Q&A - Unpaid Traffic Tickets and Collection Agencies
I received a call from a collection agency today Jan. 26/16 ARO Inc. involving an unpaid $138 speeding ticket dated Jan. 21, 2009. They had been sending correspondence to an address in Delta, BC since 2009. I have not had a drivers licence in BC or lived in BC since 1989. Now 7 years later they want me to pay the fine before Feb. 7/16 or risk having it effect my credit rating.
Is there a time limitation as to when a speeding ticket must be paid in BC? I don't feel I was given fair notice or was I given any information on how to dispute the ticket other than when the ticket was originally issued to me by the RCMP.
I thank you for your response to my question.