Tickets & Violations

Articles on topics focused on traffic tickets and violations. Look here for insights and information to help you prevent ending up with points against your driver’s license and spikes in your car insurance premiums.

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Busted! How and Where to Handle Traffic Tickets

by Melissa Crumish on

After getting cited for a speeding ticket and enduring several minutes, maybe hours, of self-flagellation, you must next shift focus towards deciding on whether to pay it or fight it. Traffic Ticket Penalties Traffic tickets come with several stated and unstated penalties. Besides the traffic ticket fine, usually posted on the citation, you may also […]

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How (and Why) to Check Your Driver’s License Status by Nadia Ibanez on

Whether you’re a seasoned motorist or just got your driver’s license last month, mistakes – to the tune of traffic tickets and car accidents – happen. It’s okay. We’re all human. However, mistakes bring consequences, and in the driving world, consequences affect your driving privileges. Thus, it’s vital to stay on top of your license […]

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Driving Record Point Removal: Keep Your License in Good Standing by Melissa Crumish on

The Ouch Behind Points on Driving Records Driving record points are kind of like the driving world’s version of bad tattoos: As soon as you get them you repeatedly chastise your decision-making skills while doing everything possible to have them removed. Unlike bad tattoos, though, driving record points can cause a driver’s license suspension or […]

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Checking Your Driving Record for Traffic Tickets by Josh Tyson on

So, you’ve lost track of your traffic tickets, eh? Or, maybe the better scenario is, it’s been a while since that last traffic violation and you aren’t sure about its details, i.e. the exact nature of the offense, whether you accumulated points, and how long it will remain on your record. Even better, you got […]

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Free Driving Records? Not in All States. by Melissa Crumish on

How to Obtain a Free Driving Record Some states provide free copies of residents’ driving records, but it often takes a trip to your state agency office to make a request. Check with the nearest branch office of your state’s motor vehicle agency regarding free driving records. If you’re short on time or have difficulty […]

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Benefits of Checking Your Driving Record by Alicia Sparks on

Your driving record is your state‚Äôs way of keeping up with your driving habits. That might sound a little intrusive, but think of it less like Big Brother and more like Staying Alive. Your driving history reflects everything from common incidents like traffic tickets and point accumulation to more serious problems like car accidents and […]

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On the Record: What Appears On a Driving Record by Kat Saks on

Have a driver’s license? Then, you’re on the record! Whether you’ve been behind the wheel once or more times than you can count, if you have a driver’s license, you have a driving record. What Is a Driving Record? A driving record is a public account of various aspects of your driving history. Every state’s […]

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