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Traffic Citations

06 May Blog | Comments


It always happens when you are in a hurry. You might be on your way to a meeting or to pick up children when it happens. You get pulled over because you were speeding or didn’t completely stop at the last stop sign.

Either way, you are now going to be late for whatever you were hurrying to and you are going to get a traffic citation, completing the disaster of a day you are having. In most cases, traffic citations aren’t a huge deal, but in the following cases, traffic citations can affect a person and their family.

More than One

Getting one traffic ticket is really not a big deal. It may be a bit of a pain, due to the fee and possibly having to go to court. But in most cases, once you pay the fee it is over and life goes on.

Getting more than one traffic citation can, among other things, impact your bank account significantly. The more points you rack up the more it will cost you, in fees.

It could also cost you more in insurance rates. Insurance companies determine a person’s rates based on the odds of a person getting into an accident. Studies show that the more points a person has the more likely they are to get into an accident.

When a person causes an accident they could potentially cost their insurance company a lot of money. Depending on the amount of money an insurance company has to pay out will depend on whether they will drop that person as a client. Getting dropped by an insurance company will cost a person even more money when he/she tries to get car insurance from another company.

Loss of Driver’s License

Once a person accumulates too many points his/her license can be suspended or revoked forever.

Loss of Job

If you are someone who drives a bus or a taxi getting multiple traffic citations could result in a loss of your job. Companies that hire drivers have to have insurance, for those drivers,  which may increase when their drivers get traffic citations. The company is not going to be happy if they have to pay more in insurance due to one of their drivers getting traffic tickets.

Costing the company more money could result in suspension or the loss of that job.

Getting one traffic citation is not a huge deal. Everyone has a lapse in judgment once in a while. However, multiple traffic citations can result in several bad outcomes. A person could lose their driver’s license, end up with increased insurance rates or even lose his/her job. Insurance companies are only willing to pay out so much. A person who gets a lot of points on their driver’s license is considered a high risk to insurance companies.

The best way to avoid losing your license and/or your job is to steer clear of getting more than one traffic citation, in a 5-year span.



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