When do tickets stop impacting your car insurance?

I have five tickets from 2018. My insurance increased significantly and I can't find a lower rate than what I'm currently paying. Will my rate ever lower? How long do tickets impact your car insurance?

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“While the length of time that tickets impact your car insurance varies depending on where you live, three to five years is typically the amount of time necessary for them to fall off your record.
Since your tickets are all from 2018, you likely won’t see a significant decrease until sometime in 2021 or later. However, your rate may slowly begin to decrease as long as your driving record remains clear. As your tickets age, they’ll become less significant in your driving record.
If you maintain a clean record, your insurance company will likely decrease your rate as you’re no longer deemed high risk.
Even if your current insurance rate isn’t decreasing, you may be able to find a lower rate elsewhere. Shop around on sites like Jerry to see what other insurers will quote you.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Jul 29, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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