Is improper equipment a moving violation?

I got a speeding ticket a few months ago, but luckily, I was able to get that reduced to a ticket for improper equipment. I’m worried that this could still affect my insurance, though. Is improper equipment considered a moving violation?

Cassandra Hamilton · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
No, improper equipment is not a moving violation, unlike a speeding ticket.
Getting an improper equipment conviction basically means that your speedometer wasn’t working properly and that’s why you were speeding—not because you’re a careless driver. Typically, a ticket for improper equipment will have less severe penalties than a speeding ticket. You may still have to pay a fine, but it’s unlikely that your
car insurance
rate would go up from this ticket alone.
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