What if someone else was driving my car, but I received the ticket for a violation?

If a friend or family member was driving your car at the time, and you did not authorize them to use your vehicle, you may not understand why you are being billed for a ticket. If you do not pay the ticket, however, a collection agency may start pursuing you, and you may need to pay additional fees and late charges. You may be able to avoid paying the ticket if you contact the agency that issued the ticket. Unless you have a history of unpaid tickets, you may be able to convince the agency to let it go. However, some states have laws that make the owner of a car responsible for paying a ticket related to certain types of violations, such as red light camera tickets. The bottom line is that you should not ignore a ticket, since it could affect your license and registration if it goes unpaid for a long time.