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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How Traffic Ticket Penalties Affect Teen Drivers

by Alicia Sparks on

Overall, teen drivers deal with many of the same traffic ticket penalties as adult drivers; the difference is, those penalties usually are just a smidge (or, a lot, in some cases) harsher. “But…that’s not fair!” Well, it depends on how you look at it. Teen drivers are still learning, and it’s important to instill good, […]

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Reapplication Fees and Other Expenses for a Suspended License by Melissa Crumish on

A suspended driver’s license delivers serious ouch. Besides the obvious costs associated with the initial traffic ticket which resulted in the license suspension, there are plenty of other hidden fees and expenses that emerge during reapplication. Suspended License Fees and Other Costs If you have a suspended license, you can expect to deal with the […]

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How to Reinstate a Suspended License by Melissa Crumish on

License Suspension Notice from the DMV Your state’s DMV determines your reinstatement plan based on the license suspension. For example, a license suspension for excessive points might have different reinstatement requirements than a license suspended for driving under the influence (DUI) or failing to maintain car insurance. The DMV will mail you a suspended license […]

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Top 6 Reasons for License Suspension by Alicia Sparks on

Each state has a list of reasons for eventual or immediate driver’s license suspension, but we’ve collected six of the most common reasons a driver ends up with a suspended license. 1. Point Accumulation Most states have a point system that assigns points to both minor and major traffic offenses. Once a driver reaches a […]

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Why Officers Cop an Attitude by Jen Lamboy on

The recent traffic stop ambush that resulted in the fatal shooting of Virginia Tech police officer Dereik Crouse has many saddened, baffled and shocked. But one former Maryland cop admits he’s more than disappointed. He’s downright fired up. “There is no such thing as a ‘routine’ traffic stop. If it were ‘routine,’ a police officer would not […]

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Traffic Stop Dos and Don’ts by Jen Lamboy on

Few things feel as instantly upsetting as getting caught. For most, this surge of emotions dates back to elementary school, when your teacher busted you for snapping your desk buddy with a #2 pencil or squirting glue onto the chair of a whiny classmate who’d left her seat to complain about the mean songs you […]

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