I was in a minor accident in December 2000, pain-in-the-ass but no big wup. 2 months later I received a letter from the Colorado Department of Revenue stating that I had been in 2 accidents in the last 3 years, which is total bullshit. By my reccolection it had to be at least 6 or 7 years since my last accident. I called them and they said they would pull the microfilm of the ticket and check to see if it is correct. Today I called them back after they had time to pull the ticket and they confirmed that the other accident occured in Dec of 1999, the ticket is for “failure to signal” and supposedly it is clearly marked as “accident”. Problem being I don’t even remember getting a ticket at that time, let alone an accident.
Looking back in the mists of time I do clearly remember a string of bad luck where I got 3 tickets in Jan-Feb 2000( 1 month after the supposed accident), I remember being real hard on myself because at the first ticket in January it had been almost 3 years since I had received a ticket. Additionally, I sold my roommate the car I drove between Oct 1996 and Nov 2000 (it is still “in the family”), I know for a fact that I was never involved in an accident with that car. Speeding tickets yes, accidents no!
So, as a result of this bogus accident I will have to retake the written and driving tests or I will lose my drivers license. I can handle that but it bothers me is this accident is a permanent bad mark on my record, that I did not commit. What happens if I get in another wreck a year down the line, will I lose my license?:eek:
So I still want to dispute this and have it resolved that I was not involved in a wreck on the disputed date. The only way I can think is to call my insurance company and have them verify that no accident or claim was ever reported to them.
Any suggestions as to how to handle this?