Expert Advice for Traffic Tickets

All Questions on Traffic Tickets

How much is it to get your car out of impound?
I live in New York City and I think my car was towed last night. I want to get it back ASAP. How much are impound fees?
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Matthew Macgugan
Oct 11, 2021
Do red light tickets increase your car insurance in Vermont?
I got a ticket for running a red light. Can I expect my insurance to increase?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Can a red light ticket raise my car insurance?
I got a red light camera ticket in the mail. Will it raise my insurance rates?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
How can a ticket affect my insurance?
I was recently pulled over for speeding. I got a ticket. Will this affect my insurance? I just started a new policy.
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Do moving violations impact car insurance rates?
I have a ticket for improper passing. Is my insurance higher because of this?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Can a carpool ticket really raise your insurance rates?
I paid a carpool ticket on time. My insurance recently renewed and my rates skyrocketed. What should I do?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
What impact does an HOV ticket have in Texas?
I got a ticket for driving in the carpool lane. What impact will this have on me?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Do carpool tickets affect your insurance?
I received a ticket for driving in a carpool lane. I was told it was a non moving violation, so it wouldn't be on my record. Is this true?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Do I need to go to traffic school for a carpool ticket?
I got a ticket for driving by myself in a carpool lane. I can go traffic school, but it doesn't look like there are points attached to the ticket. Will my insurance increase if I just pay the fine?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
What does it mean if you have points on your driving record?
I have a few tickets and was applying for car insurance. I was declined from several companies due to the points on my license. What does this mean?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Why would a cell phone ticket cause my parents' insurance to drop me?
I was on my parents' car insurance policy. They told me that their car insurance policy is requiring them to drop me, so now I have to find my own insurance. Why did their insurance do this?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Why would a cell phone ticket raise my insurance?
I got a cell phone ticket and my insurance rates increased. Why?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Does your driving record show distracted driving tickets?
I've gotten a few distracted driving tickets. Are these listed on my driving record?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Can texting while driving affect insurance rates?
I have a habit of texting while driving. I know it's bad, but can it affect my insurance rates? I already pay a lot because I'm only 18.
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Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
Do points in another state matter?
I got a speeding ticket that had points attached to it. I recently moved to another state. Will the points impact my car insurance here?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 08, 2021
What happens if you don't pay a ticket while using Zipcar?
If I get a parking ticket while using Zipcar but don't pay for it, what will happen? Will the company find out?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
How can I avoid having my car towed?
I don't have roadside assistance or towing coverage. I also know I couldn't afford to get my vehicle out of an impound lot, so I'm constantly anxious about potential breakdowns. How can I avoid getting my car towed?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Can you get pulled over if your trunk is open?
I have to use my car to move a mattress, and it's too big to close my trunk. Would I get a ticket for driving with my trunk open?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Can I get my license in Illinois if I got a ticket for running a stop sign?
I have my permit and recently got a ticket for running a stop sign. I am eligible for my initial license next month, am I still able to move forward?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
If someone gets a speeding ticket in my car, who pays for it—the driver or me?
Does a speeding ticket follow the car or the driver? My cousin received a speeding ticket when she borrowed my car. She said she would pay for it but I am a little nervous that she won't. If she doesn't pay for it, who will get in trouble: me or her?
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Shannon Martin
Aug 27, 2021
Will running a red light make my car insurance premiums higher?
Will one ticket for running a red light make my insurance policy more expensive? I got my first ticket today, but I haven't had one in the 12 years I have been driving. My insurance is high enough as it is; will this ticket make it even higher?
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Shannon Martin
Aug 26, 2021
Will a fix-it ticket make my insurance go up?
I was issued a fix-it ticket for my muffler last week—will it make my insurance more expensive? I had the muffler fixed and paid the ticket on time.
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Shannon Martin
Aug 26, 2021
Do I need to tell my new insurance company about my prior parking tickets?
When I switch insurance companies, do I need to disclose my parking tickets? I am shopping around for new insurance and I noticed that every company is asking if I have had previous accidents and violations. I have never had any kind of ticket besides a parking ticket. Does that count?
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Shannon Martin
Aug 26, 2021
What is the worst that can happen if you get caught driving without your license?
How much trouble can you really get in if you don't have a license when driving? I lost my license about five years ago and nothing has happened to me. My friends think I can get in big trouble, but I don't think so. Something would have happened to me by now.
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Shannon Martin
Aug 25, 2021
What happens if you get caught driving without your license in Minnesota?
Does Minnesota have strict penalties for driving without a license? I am from a little town in Arkansas where everyone knows everyone. I am used to leaving the house with just my keys and some cash. Now that I live in St. Paul, I am wondering if it is the same. Do I have to carry my driver's license all the time?
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Shannon Martin
Aug 25, 2021
What happens if I am caught driving out of state without a license?
What will happen if the police catch me driving around without my driver's license in a different state? I promised my little sister that I would drive her to her summer internship in L.A. and I cannot find my license anywhere. I know it has to be in the house and it will turn up eventually. The drive from PA to CA is pretty long—what happens if I get pulled over along the way?
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Shannon Martin
Aug 25, 2021
What are the consequences of driving without car insurance?
I can't afford car insurance right now, but need to still drive to work. What would happen if I got pulled over without insurance?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 20, 2021
How do speeding tickets affect car insurance?
Okay, I got a speeding ticket, which is really annoying. On top of everything else, is my premium for auto insurance going to rise?
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Alexah Grinnell
Aug 06, 2021
What violations or tickets do new drivers usually get?
My daughter will be driving soon and I want her to be prepared. What are some common violations that new drivers get? I want to hopefully teach her how to drive safely and avoid those types of situations.
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Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021
What type of ticket is the most common for drivers?
Is there a type of violation or ticket that drivers get most often? Does having tickets on your record impact your insurance?
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Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021

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