Getting a traffic ticket can certainly be cause for a bad day. But what many people don’t realize is how long the bad day can continue. Points can go on your record. Your insurance rates can go up. Your license can be suspended.
In California, a single traffic ticket could cost several times more than just the price of the ticket itself. The collateral damage that a traffic ticket could do is vast. The biggest concern
to most drivers is the increase in insurance premiums over the 3 years that the ticket is on your record with a bad mark (referred to as points).
The San Francisco Chronicle set out to see exactly what affect a point on your record will have to your insurance costs over the years. What they found is quite disturbing. A single incident could cost you thousands of dollars over three years.
A hypothetical driver’s premium goes up by an average of 32% in the state of California from a single point.
A recent client was paying a total of $275 a month for insurance before she received a ticket and simply paid the phone. Her insurance company boosted her raised by 36% to $374 dollars a month. Over the course of three years, that’s almost $3600.
We specialize in keeping points off our our clients records. In the process, we save you time, money and stress, while keeping you on the road.