Can I be surcharged for a parking ticket?

I received a few parking tickets this weekend, and I am worried it will increase my car insurance rates. I was with my friends in New Orleans this weekend and I am not used to the street parking rules in the city. How much will these tickets cost me in the long run?

Answer
“Don’t worry, parking tickets do not impact the rate of your insurance policy, so you will not receive a surcharge on your car insurance policy.
The DMV records some moving violations like:
  • Speeding
  • Running red lights
  • Running stops signs
These violations can be recorded on your driving record and affect your car insurance rates.
What can impact the rate of your car insurance is the non-payment of a parking ticket. Being late on the payment or ignoring it all together will cause additional fines to be added and may result in a license suspension and revocation of your car’s registration.
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Aug 26, 2021
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