Spring is here and with the warm weather approaching, it's important to be remember the rules of roads to avoid getting a traffic ticket. The most tickets are issued in June, July and August, as many drivers are more comfortable on summer roads and police officers are highly monitoring the roads. If you obtain a traffic violation, it will stay on your driving record for three years, from the date of conviction and will have an impact on your car insurance premium.
Some of the most common driving violations include:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Improper turns
- Not wearing a seatbelt
- Distracted driving: talking/texting
If you have a traffic ticket on your driving record, you can still save money on insurance. Insurance companies charge different rates to insurance the same driver, with the same car, and the same driving record. Shop around for insurance quotes and find out if you can get a better rate than you're currently paying.