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Chances are good to dismiss it. I once got ticketed for not having proof of insurance with me. I fought it in court with the proper paperwork and it was thrown out. Only had to pay a $10 clerk fee. Fighting it still sucks for the OP because it's taking time out of their day to go to the courthouse to dispute it. But hey, if he can save $100. it might be worth the trouble to him?

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it might be different rules in Australia. usually if you don't have your license they just look up your name on their database. or at least thats how its always been for me

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I have the same experience as #20, they've looked me up a few times because I left my license in a work truck or something. I'll add that I live in California where I get pulled over weekly either for my tint or because "It looked like you were speeding." Douchiest cops in America patrol my town and they still look me up when I forget my license.

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Around here they issue a conditional ticket, even if you know your license number like I do. If you report to the police station with it in 48 hours they cancel it. If you don't, you've got to go fight it in traffic court.

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#8, like everyone else said, it doesn't matter. If you have a driver's license and go to court and show you have it, whether it was in the car with you or not, you'll likely get the ticket dropped. Same with a proof of insurance ticket; easy to dismiss if you actually have insurance and go to court for the ticket.

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Who knows down there. In the US, if you're pulled over without your license registration, or insurance on you you get at least 3 days to take the proof to the court or police department.

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From other Aussie commenters apparently it is a fine no matter what. When I was there I just had to go to the us embassy and then to a local court to get a ticket cleared up. Had a 5 day port call swerved to dodge a camel, yes camel, and ended up blowing two tires and apparently passport and American ID wasn't good enough. Guess I was lucky I was a tourist.

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OP is from Australia. When driving you must have your license on you otherwise you are subject to an on-the-spot fine. You might be asked to produce it later at a police station.

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A cop once pulled up to my window as I was waiting in a parking lot and asked for my license, which I had left at home, but he just looked me up on his laptop and all was well. I wonder if it works the same in other countries

Car manufacturers should make a device that tells you if something is in between or below the seats, and lifts it up for you to retrieve. It would solve so many problems.

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It would create problems IMO because some people like to store things under theirs seats and it could be a driving hazard if your seat lifts up randomly.

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