Getting a traffic ticket can be a real pain.
However, a new option to the time and effort of handling a ticket has emerged in South Florida.
TIKD, a tech startup, is simplifying the process for drivers who receive traffic citations.
TIKD is a new web app that helps drivers get rid of their traffic tickets from their phones in two minutes or less.
“It’s a true innovation and creates a completely new way to get rid of your traffic tickets, without creating more hassle in your life,” founder and CEO Chris Riley said. “With TIKD, you don’t have to choose between saving money and saving time, you can do both.”
Users upload a photo of their ticket to the site and pay the amount presented to them. They can save up to 20 percent off the original amount and are guaranteed zero points on their license, or their money back.
The TIKD motto says it all: “Snap it. Pay it. Forget it.”
“TIKD saves (people) money off their fine upfront guaranteed and, to the extent that they end up with no points, it saves their insurance costs from going up,” Riley said.
TIKD is beginning to expand its outreach from the South Florida area. The company recently began providing service to the Orlando/Central Florida area and will continue a national rollout throughout 2017.
Those who are interested can access the web app by navigating directly to the web site www.tikd.com, bypassing the step of downloading another app to their phones.
How it works
After you upload your ticket, TIKD uses your fee to hire a lawyer. That lawyer takes it to traffic court. If you win, good for the company. If you lose, TIKD pays your fines and you are on the hook for nothing. And as stated earlier, if you get points on your license, Riley said he’ll refund your money. He can afford to do so because he said the numbers are on his side.
“The data told us that most traffic tickets that are challenged are dismissed, yet only about five percent of people nationally choose to fight,” he said. “The reason is that the process is time consuming and filled with randomness. In fact, about 60 percent of traffic ticket challenges are decided on factors that are essentially random and have nothing to do with the merits of your individual case.”
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