Motorists with bad driving records pay an average of $2,005 annually for car insurance, while drivers with good records pay an average of $1,483 for auto insurance, according to the 2021 study by Insurify, Insuring the American Driver Report – Trends in Costs & Coverage. Just a single traffic ticket can result in an average rate increase of 35%. Especially for single drivers under age 26 and all seniors over age 70.
Here is a summary of how much a driving violation can increase auto insurance rates, according to Insurify.
Failure to stop at a red light: + 27%
Speeding: + 28.4%
Failure to stop at a stop sign: + 29.3%
At-fault accident: + 35%
Negligent Driving: + 39.5%
Failure to stop for a school bus: + 47.8%
Careless driving: + 47.8%
If you are ticketed for a driving violation that will affect your car insurance rates, call Lynnwood traffic ticket lawyer Paul Hanson. Call 425-778-7339 for a free first consultation.