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Quote Unquote – March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009

Q)  Will a ticket that I received while riding my motorcycle affect my car insurance?

A)  Yes. Your driving record is your driving record. When an insurance company orders your driving abstract from the Ministry of Transportation, all of your tickets are displayed, regardless of whether the ticket was received while driving a car or riding a motorcycle.

An impaired driving conviction is applied to your driving record even if you received it while operating a motorized watercraft such as a jet ski or a non-motorized boat such as a canoe, kayak or inflatable raft.

Tip: Parking tickets don’t affect your driving record.

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