PennDott Strikes again!!  

dasher121 36M
3656 posts
10/10/2005 10:23 am

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PennDott Strikes again!!

Well the almighty PennDott did it again! For those of you not from the glorious state of PA, PennDott is the company that does all of our drivers licensing and also has a monopoly on the road work in the state(hence why our roads are terrible!). A few months back, I was traveling through Altoona, PA when I rearended an elderly gentleman(he was merging into traffic and decided to stop in the middle of the lane for the invisible car coming down the road). He insisted that we call the state police to handle the accident.
So the trooper shows up and runs both of our licenses. Mine comes up suspended for not paying a ticket from September of 2004 from Sarasota, FLA(was on vacation and got nailed with one of those planes with radar! thats just cheating right there!). The funny thing is, not only did i pay the ticket but had to send the company 3 copies of my reciept of payment which of course they did not put into the system. And PennDott didnt even send me a letter telling me that I didnt have a license!!
The trooper let me go but sent me a $500.00 fine a few weeks later. So I had to march down to one of the DMV offices, get ANOTHER reciept(because they only accept originals not copies!), and then get someone at the office to physically enter it into the system instead of trying to mail it again! And if you've ever been to the DMV center you know just how chipper the staff is in there. I thought that maybe they were so miserable from dealing with people all day. But i was the first one in line for the day! Obviously someone shits in their cheerios before they get to work.
So once they reinstated my license for their screw up I still had to travel to Altoona to fight the ticket. Did that this past week, and of course with my copy of the reciept of payment from a year ago!!!! they judge dropped the charges. Fucking PennDott. Im telling you, we need to revolt against this company, enough is enough!!!!

femme872 29F

10/10/2005 11:04 pm

wow...thats alot of trouble they put u thru.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
10/11/2005 12:19 am

Penndot, PENNDOT.......dont even get me started. Freakin 10 years to finish one stretch of highway and I so want to plow those orange and white barrels down. Sounds like you got off easy........they let you out of the fine, I am shocked.

dasher121 36M

10/11/2005 6:43 am

The judge and the trooper couldnt make the fine stick. I had proof that I paid the ticket on time the year before. You cant get a fine for driving without a license if the reason you were suspended in the first place was for not paying a ticket that you did pay.......and all was right with the world.

And yes, they did put me through hell!!!!!

1586 posts
10/11/2005 9:45 am

Dasher -

There is nothing more frustrating than having to prove you did the right thing over and over again.

There's never an apology for wasting your time either.

When you're done overthrowing PennDOT, send your marauding throngs over to MDOT. MDOT isn't as bad with the construction, but the people working in the offices could stand to learn some manners.

dasher121 36M

10/11/2005 10:10 am

Well DC, sorry and glad to hear at the same time that we arent the only ones with a screwy system. And yes, its VERY frustrating to try to prove that you did your end of the deal and they didnt. I tried to handle it over the phone and they just werent grasping the damn concept. Kept telling me,
"Well sir, if you are suspended then get a renewal form and send in the $22.00 fee."

But YOU MADE THE MISTAKE!!!!!! And they were almost as equally as bad when I did it in person!

slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
10/16/2005 11:44 am

Doesn't matter what state you live in DMV employees are always unhappy....and no shortage of red tape either.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

dasher121 36M

10/24/2005 10:04 am

and have no idea why they are so miserable either. they make everyone else miserable. it really amazes me. no matter how polite i am they are still jerks about it. especially when they make a mistake!

dasher121 36M

12/14/2005 5:10 am

PennDot just sucks ass period, and piss's me off that they have a monopoly on our road repairs here too. thats why PAs roads suck all dee time.

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