I received a speeding citation1 last weekend. I paid the $100 fee online today. This is my final screen.
Someone with more experience with municipal court payments will have to tell me whether I would have had to pay a “convenience fee” if I’d shown up in person.
I desperately wish online ticketing agencies would call this something more truthful:
- “WE HAVE TO PAY THE INTERNET SERVICE COMPANY”
- “BECAUSE WE HATE YOU”
- “BECAUSE YOU’VE CLICKED THROUGH THIS MANY SCREENS AND WE WANT TO SEE IF $5 ADDITIONAL WILL DRIVE YOU AWAY”
Seriously, this type of thing has got to be near the top of the most annoying customer service interactions.
- I-285. I regard this as the cost of driving in Atlanta. Eventually they’d pick me out of the crowd doing 70-75 MPH. There were a bunch of Dunwoody cops and it was Saturday night of St. Patrick’s Day weekend. I think they were doing sobriety pull-overs. [↩]