Is an expired sticker a moving violation in Massachusetts?

When you get a ticket for having an expired sticker, will that count as a moving violation under Massachusetts law? I haven’t gotten an inspection in a while and I’m not sure how much I should worry about having an expired sticker.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Yes, an expired sticker is considered a moving violation in
. This means that you could get pulled over and receive a ticket if you don’t have a valid inspection sticker on your vehicle.
Your inspection sticker is valid for one year following your
car inspection
, so you’ll need to
renew your sticker annually
to avoid this charge.
If you don't pay your fine on time, you could face stricter consequences, such as additional fees or
license suspension
Another potential consequence of having an expired sticker is a
rise in your car insurance
. Any moving violation can cause your insurance rates to increase, so you may notice that your monthly bills are a little higher if you get pulled over.
While you’re learning more about your state laws, take a minute to make sure your insurance hasn’t been affected by past violations! It’s easy—just use the
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