Have you received a speeding ticket recently? Do you have moving violations and points against your license? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you may be paying as much as $1,400 a year more for your car insurance!
Speeding Tickets Cause Car Insurance to Skyrocket
Insurance companies do not like speeders! One speeding ticket can cost you as much as $1,400 a year in increased premiums on your car insurance. Should you have more than one speeding ticket on your license, it can cost you as much as $1,700 a year in additional premiums on your car insurance.
Speeders and Drunk Drivers Considered Bad Risks
Insurance companies are in the business of making money. The insurance companies would rather not insure men and women who receive driving while intoxicated, summonses, speeding tickets or reckless driving tickets. Insurance companies consider these drivers bad risks.
Chris Kissell, the managing editor at Insurance.com, in a recent press release stated “the lesson is simple, drivers who speed, drink and drive or engage in other bad driving behaviors will pay through the nose if they want to keep their car insurance. The best way to save money on car insurance is to drive responsibly at all times.”
Reducing Insurance Rates
The most effective means to keep your insurance low is to avoid receiving traffic tickets. If you receive traffic tickets, retain a qualified traffic ticket defense lawyer to represent you. The legal fees you pay will be very small compared to the increase in your car insurance over the next three to five years.
Should you be convicted of traffic infractions, the second best route is to enroll in a driver safety program. In New York State, these programs can eliminate 4 points from your driver’s license.
If you receive a traffic ticket in the Metropolitan New York area, the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo can defend you regarding these matters. One of our attorneys is a former administrative law judge who dealt with traffic summons.
We also represent individuals charged with driving while intoxicated, assault, battery, domestic violence, computer crimes, sex crimes, burglary and all other misdemeanors and felonies. Feel free to call for a free consultation.