How Does a Speeding Ticket Affect Your Insurance?
Everyone knows that a simple speeding ticket, cell phone ticket, or traffic ticket can cause your insurance rates to go up. Most drivers don't understand how much a conviction will affect their insurance premiums. Recently insurance.com published a study that provided the following break down of much, on average, an insurance policy will increase with a conviction.
This is what they found:
1. Reckless driving: 22 percent increase
2. DUI first offense: 19 percent increase
3. Driving without a license or permit: 18 percent increase
4. Careless driving: 16 percent increase
5. Speeding 30 mph over the limit: 15 percent increase
6. Failure to stop: 15 percent increase
7. Improper turn: 14 percent increase
8. Improper passing: 14 percent increase
9. Following too close/tailgating: 13 percent increase
10. Speeding 15 to 29 mph over limit: 12 percent increase
11. Speeding 1 to 14 mph over limit: 11 percent increase
12. Failure to yield: 9 percent increase
13. No car insurance: 6 percent increase
14. Seat belt infractions: 3 percent increaseIf you find yourself fighting a traffic ticket, don't hesitate and call our firm.
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