Is an expired inspection sticker a moving violation?

I was getting ready to hop in my car the other day when my husband told me that my inspection sticker was expired. I might need a few days to get a new inspection, but I’m worried about getting pulled over and its effect on my car insurance. Is an expired inspection sticker considered a moving violation?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It depends. In most states, an expired inspection sticker is not a moving violation with the notable exception of Massachusetts. Fines vary by state, but outside of Massachusetts, you won’t get any points on your license, so it shouldn’t impact your
car insurance
In Massachusetts, an expired inspection sticker is a moving violation that nets you a $40 fine and two points on your license. It’s a minor violation, so the two points should have a
minimal impact on your driving record and car insurance
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