It depends upon the police dept.
Realize that each and every incorpotated city is resposible for its own policing. Some of them sub contract out to the Sheriffs dept, but for the most part they are all separate.
some cities .. and I know this first hand, just write the tickets off of the books after a while. Especially if the offender is from out of state. Its not worth chasing around somebody for 100.00, especially if they are from out of state.
consider your self lucky though.
Some states dont have restitution, so if you got caught, they make you pay the ticket immed.
I also know this first hand too, as I was once doing 120 mph going thru Western Texas when I was caught. Since I had a California License they made me pay the ticket on the spot. the cop followed me over to the Magistrate where I plead quilty and paid 350.00.
the cop was laughing at me too, cus I had a radar detector.
He said to me.
"Hey Boy, just so you know, we don't need Radar when you are going 120" and then laughed his ass off on the way back to the car.