Can I lower my insurance rate after my wife got several accidents and speeding tickets?
In the past two years, my wife has been in three accidents and had four speeding tickets. As it stands right now, our insurer charges us $375 a month. Is there any way I can lower this rate while keeping my wife on the policy?
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Answered on Apr 22, 2021
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“Unfortunately, you’re probably not going to be able to find a rate that’s all that different, though it’s still worth the effort to shop for car insurance quotes online.
Because your wife has such a poor driving record, she’s undoubtedly viewed as high-risk. Furthermore, this driving record will stay with her for up five years, meaning that she won’t lose the high-risk categorization until she has accumulated five unblemished years of driving. You should definitely shop around for cheaper rates, but chances are you might only save a few bucks a month.
In the meantime, you might suggest to your wife that she take a safe driving course. Taking a course offered by a car insurance company is usually free, and upon completion, they may lower her rate by five percent or 10%.”
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