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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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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How Long Points Stay on Your Driving Record by Melissa Crumish on

DMV points are your driving record’s version of splinters, bothersome and annoying until finally removed. How long the points remain on your driving record depends on your state. Alabama: Two years. Alaska: Two points are reduced for every year of violation-free driving. Arizona: Three years. Arkansas: Three years. California: Three years. Colorado: Two years. Connecticut: […]

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Actions That Lead to the Loss of Driving Privileges by Melissa Crumish on

Driving laws are meant to be followed. Break them and you’ll face the consequences, which could include having your driver’s license suspended, revoked or cancelled. To help avoid losing your driving privileges, it’s best to know what actions could cost you. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) DUI laws and penalties vary by state, but in […]

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How to Check Your DMV Points by Kathy Teel on

The point system for drivers is one way that the state, as well as insurance companies, can keep tabs on how good a driver you are. Not all states use a point system, but those that do assign points to your driver’s license for speeding tickets and other traffic tickets. You know, the kinds of […]

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