Emergency ? about photo id and flying?

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  1. mckinley

    mckinley DIS Veteran

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    I think i might be in some trouble we leave tomorrow and i got a seatbelt ticket earlier this week. They took my drivers lic. and i only have the ticket to drive on. I know that when flying they need a picture id when going through the security. Is there something else i can provide them or am i in big trouble.
     
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  3. Bob P

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    Hi,

    Do you have a passport?
     
  4. mckinley

    mckinley DIS Veteran

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    no, will the ticket that i got from the state police work
     
  5. miss missy

    miss missy Is this the Dis Board Desperate Housewives?!

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    I never heard of them taking your lic on the road, for a ticket? why/how did they do that?

    I have a copy of mine since I lost it and found it after- (it doesnt say dupt on it either) but I would be all set if they took mine for a ticket :confused3

    I thought if you had your lic revoked or suspended, it wasnt physical, it was in "the system"
     
  6. mickey2000

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    Take your lic ...........????

    Where do they do that?
     
  7. CarolA

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    Arrive EARLY!

    Bring your ticket and any ID you have.

    You will be subject to the SSSS search. Give yourself extra time.

    you will get to board, but it's not going to be as easy.....
     
  8. all5ofus

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    I know in some jurisdictions they take posession of your license in lieu of posting bond on a ticket. You should call the police to see of you can come in to post a cash bond in exchange for the license.

    If not you will need some other from of government issued id card. Passport, State issued ID card, etc. I don't think they will allow you to use the ticket as ID in the airport.
     
  9. msmayor

    msmayor Finding my beach...

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    Something tells me that if they confiscated your license, you are in more trouble than you might think.

    My DH has gotten a number of tickets over the 30+ years he has been driving and not ONCE has his license been taken from him. The only reason I can think of that an officer would take your license is if your license was being revoked for some reason, in which case if you are caught driving without a license on your person you could probably be arrested.

    I would try to get information from the police department ASAP as to why your license was taken from you. The last thing you want to have happen is you being denied boarding because your name pops out because of a legal problem when the passenger manifest goes through mandatory screening right before sailing.
     
  10. mckinley

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    no in Illinois they take your ticket until you pay it by the set date. Unless you wanted to just pay upfront for it. But most likely you are not going to have the extra cash at that point. It was only a seatbelt ticket, nothing major. But i believe i have it all figured out. I didn't know i could use my ss card and birth cert. So that is what i am taking. I was told i would be okay with those 2 items.

    thanks for any help
     
  11. cbrfan

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    The officer took your driver's license and then let you drive away without it? :confused: Maybe he just forgot to give it back. In any case, I agree with the other posters. Call the police dept. and inquire about it.
     
  12. pirateparrot

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    I think you can take those but without a picture ID you will be subject to econdary screening. I would not take any carry-on because they will do a hand search of that and do the wand metal detector and possible pat down.
     
  13. Vijoge

    Vijoge <font color=teal>This one isn't itchy or scratchy<

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    I take it you live in IL then? Just go to the nearest driver's license examining station and get a state ID. I think they're about $10.
     
  14. cbrfan

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    OP stated that they were leaving tomorrow. After reading the OP's subsequent post I see that there aren't many options. Personally, I think I'd have just paid the ticket and not had the hassle. But hindsight is 20/20.
     
  15. kms67

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    As soon as I read the first post, I was thinking, "Hmm, wonder if they live in IL?" LOL! Among any friend and relatives that I have that live in other states, I am the only one living in a state that confiscates your license! Ain't IL grand?

    I also just learned earlier this week that if you are driving on expired plates, the police will now remove your license plate from your car and call a tow truck to haul it away. You have to go through the Secretary of State Dept in Springfield to get your car back with current plates! I happened to be at Blockbuster video when it was happening to a lady. Fun, huh?

    Good luck to the OP! We are also leaving tomorrow and your thread reminded me to put my DL in my Baggallini! :yay:

    Kris
     
  16. Traveliz

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    That just isn't how it goes in Illinois though - unless you have cash on hand when you are pulled over. Rarely do I have 75.00 in cash (or more to pay a ticket) when I am out and about. Otherwise you need to wait and go through the regular channels. OP stated she got the ticket earlier in the week -- I believe you can't even go in until more than three business days have passed -- so if she got the ticket on Tuesday - it would be this coming Monday before she could even go in and see if the license and paperwork was available.

    Liz
     
  17. Vijoge

    Vijoge <font color=teal>This one isn't itchy or scratchy<

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    I missed that part-sorry. In that case there's no way to get state ID until Tuesday. They closed at noon today.
     
  18. Manda

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    My sympathies to you. And like another poster said, as soon as I read your post, I knew you were from Illinois. Gotta love our ridiculous laws. :sad2: I was shocked when I moved from Indiana to Illinois and heard that they take your license here.

    Here's a handy USA article on how to fly without ID:

    http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2005-04-28-travel-ids_x.htm

    Note that it suggests calling the airline in advance.
     
  19. msmayor

    msmayor Finding my beach...

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    Well, lets be realistic here. Its not the "ridiculous laws" that caused this problem...the OP bears the full weight of his predicament here, since it seems it was completely preventable had he/she only buckled the seat belt before starting the car.
     
  20. mckinley

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    Just to let you know, i normally do wear my seatbelt. I was in a hurry that morning getting my DD to school. It is possible for people to forget and make mistakes. Some of us are not perfect! I was not asking for any insults just some help on what other forms of ID i could use.

    As for all the other helpful post thank you. I was able to find out that i needed 2 unexpired identifications 1 having to be from State or Federal Gov. I have my social security card, birth cert. as well as my marriage cert. to show the name difference in my ss & birth cert. I am also taking my copy of the ticket from Illinois state police as well to show proof of were my dl are.
     
  21. annie1995

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    I might be totally wrong on this, but can't you just pay the fee to get your license back:confused3 .
     
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