AUSTIN, Texas (WKBN) – Ever wonder what happens to your auto insurance when you get a ticket?
A new study shows serious traffic violations, such as driving under the influence or reckless driving, can cause car insurance rates to spike. An analyst from InsuranceQuotes.com explains some of the different factors that affect your rate, after a traffic violation.
“Certainly the state where you live plays a big, big part,” says Laura Adams with Insurance Quotes. “And that’s because different states have different regulations and rules about how insurance companies can handle rates after a moving violation.”
Here’s a link where you can look up potential insurance rate increases for different moving violations. Just scroll down past the box at the top of the page to enter your premium, state, and the type of violation.