One Speeding Ticket Can Raise Rates by More than 15%
US News and World Report has an article about the average cost of car insurance. It says some interesting things about traffic tickets and shows why a traffic lawyer is your best economical choice.
They partnered with Quadrant Information Services and studied the nine biggest car insurance companies and their average rates. They used a number of different criteria and makes and models of cars to come up with their conclusions.
There's some good information in there like a list of the cheapest car insurance companies.
State Farm: $3,260.00
American Family: $3,443.09
But the interesting part is the study on how traffic tickets will raise your insurance rates. On average it's a $500 increase for you! A 15% increase on average for just one speeding ticket.
The national average car insurance rate for drivers with a single speeding ticket comes in at $3,443.30, about $500 more than the national average for drivers with a clean record.
U.S. News and World Report
You can see the report here.
Average Cost of Car Insurance in the U.S. in 2019
It's always a good idea to keep a clean driving record for this reason alone. It will cost you money if you don't, something I've written about here. A good traffic lawyer will work with you to keep your record clean and keep your insurance bills low.
It's always good to think about this stuff - especially on Tax Day! 🙂