What a traffic ticket will really cost you

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-14/business/39254600_1_car-insurance-14-percent-16-percent

Now, we know that most people will get a traffic ticket at some point and that some people will just go ahead and pay the ticket. If they do that, it may end up costing them much more than the ticket states. On top of the court costs and fines, there is most likely going to be an increase in their insurance, which according to the article, that increase could be up to 22 percent on their insurance.

Which is why sometimes the best way to handle a ticket is be hiring an attorney who can see if they can lessen the impact on your pocketbook in the long term.

As a side note, if you get divorced, you might want to ask your insurance company to recalculate your rate without your ex’s driving record on it, as my insurance was significantly lowered by that simple phone call.

 

 

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