“Your insurance company may know about the impending ticket, but they won’t charge you for it just yet. The speeding surcharge will get added to your policy on the renewal after the conviction date, not before.
If you think the speeding ticket is invalid, it is always good to fight it! A speeding ticket can increase your rate up to 25%. If there is a chance the court will waive it, it is a chance worth taking.
If you win at court, make sure to get a copy of the judgment and an updated MVR (motor vehicle report) to forward to your insurance company.
If you don’t win and then see an increase to your policy, see if you are eligible for the following discounts:
- Defensive driver discount
- Alumni and professional affiliations
- Low mileage discount
- Telematics discount
- Multi-line discount
If the cost of your policy is still out of reach, it is time to shop for a cheaper insurance policy
. The best way to re-shop a policy is by comparing multiple insurance companies simultaneously.
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