People who automatically assume that they can ignore their traffic ticket just because they have received it in a state they were only visiting or no longer live in, are completely mistaken. Their reasoning might possibly sound logical; however, that is not the case. You face a rude awakening when time comes for you to renew your license, but you are not able to because there is something outstanding from a while back in a different state.
Another possibility is when you see those flashing lights through your rear view mirror and end up having to deal with your vehicle being impounded because the DMV has suspended your driving privileges due to a citation/issue in a different state.
It is very common to believe that every state has its own rules and regulations when it comes to following a certain protocol, which is true to a certain extent. However, the grounds of how every state and its courthouses take action with traffic tickets is very similar to that of California. For example, if you were to get a speeding citation in California and choose to ignore it, doesn’t mean that you can have a clean driving record if you apply for a driver’s license in a different state. In fact the DMV will not allow you to apply for a driver’s license unless you resolve the pending issue with that specific courthouse.
At times we mistakenly don’t take in to consideration that every state has a Department of Motor Vehicles, also referred to as the DMV. Just because we don’t hold a license in a specific state, doesn’t mean that our outstanding citations in other states are non-existent.