When do insurance companies get notified about speeding tickets?
I had a speeding ticket last week and I wanted to know, when will it impact my insurance policy? Do I need to tell my agent about the ticket or will the DMV let him know?
“You will not need to notify your insurance company about any tickets you received. They will typically run motor vehicle reports on their customers every six to 12 months and update the policy accordingly.
If your policy has just renewed, then any impact the ticket has on the rate will probably happen at the next renewal, possibly up to a year later. The DMV doesn’t notify the insurance companies of any tickets; it is the insurance carrier’s responsibility to request updated driving information.
On average, you can expect your policy to increase around 25% at the renewal. This number is an estimate that can change based on factors like:
- Your insurance company
- Your prior driving record
- Where the ticket was issued
- How many miles over the speed limit
If you are unhappy with your premium once the policy renews, that means it is time to shop for a cheaper insurance policy. The easiest way to re-shop a policy is by comparing multiple insurance companies simultaneously.
Try using the Jerry app to help make insurance shopping easier. Jerry compares rates from the top providers and brings the lowest available rates right to the app on your phone for free.”
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