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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 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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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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