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Car Insurance And Traffic Tickets - Why Careful Driving Is Going To Pay Off

Apr 20, 2008
Answer this question: how much does your car insurance cost you each month? If you are like most people, you probably won't know the exact answer to this question right off the bat. You probably could guess, but you don't know how much money you are spending each and every month on your car insurance.

Car insurance is an expensive part of your budget and if you don't know the details, you are definitely throwing money down the drain. The next question that you are going to see if you can answer is how much money getting a speeding ticket or other moving violation is going to cost you? You probably could guess that a speeding ticket is going to cost you between $100 and $250, but you probably haven't thought about the cost of the increase in your car insurance. Suddenly that cheap car insurance plan that you bought is not so cheap anymore!

Driving carefully is definitely going to save you a lot of money over the course of a year. Take this example: you get a speeding ticket for going twelve miles over the posted speed limit and you get a ticket for $150. You pay the ticket and think all of your troubles are finished only to get a letter from your car insurance company saying that your car insurance premium is going to increase by 10%, so now, instead of $60 per month, your car insurance is going to be $66. So much for cheap car insurance.

When this happens, you usually have only two options. The first option is to do nothing. This would mean that you are going to pay that extra $6 a month and not complain. Over the course of a year, that means you are going to pay an extra $72 for your car insurance, without even adding in the cost of the traffic ticket.

The second option is to change insurance companies. This will entail going out and getting car insurance quotes. Once you have these car insurance quotes, you are going to have to compare them to see if you are truly going to get a better deal with the new company or whether or not you are going to save any money and whether or not it is worth the trouble.

If you do get a quote that you think is going to be cheaper, take it to your current car insurance company and see if they will match it. Sometimes, they will want you to stay their customer so much, that they will give you the discount, which will save you a lot of paperwork and time. Even if they only give you half of the discount, it might be easier to take that discount and stay with your current car insurance company.

You probably didn't calculate the increase in your car insurance premiums when figuring out how much that speeding ticket is going to cost you. Driving as cautiously as possible is really going to insure that you don't get tickets and the price of insurance doesn't get raised for your traffic mistakes.
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