How do speeding tickets affect car insurance?
Okay, I got a speeding ticket, which is really annoying. On top of everything else, is my premium for auto insurance going to rise?
“Speeding tickets will be taken into consideration when an insurance company is determining your rates, but you are not alone. One in six drivers gets a speeding ticket every year.
The surcharge applied for having a speeding ticket can depend on your driving history, along with the amount over the speed limit you were ticketed for.
For example, being ticketed for driving at higher speeds will have a greater impact than if you were traveling only six to 10 miles per hour over the limit. Here are some more examples, but note it will depend on where you live.
- Speeding in general: $379 (24.5%)
- Going 16–20 mph over the speed limit: $386 (24.9%)
- Going 21–25 mph over the speed limit: $461 (29.7%)
- Speeding in a 65-mph zone: $428 (27.6%)
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