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    Montana Traffic Tickets

    Receiving a traffic ticket in Montana can be a stressful experience. In addition to paying the fine and/or appearing in court, the violation will appear on your driving record and your car insurance rates may also skyrocket.

    Pay special attention to the details on your traffic ticket, including the total amount payable and the deadline date. You may also be able to plead "not guilty" and request a trial.

    Montana Driving Record Points

    Each traffic violation will result in points being added to your driving record. Below are some common violations and their associated points:

    • Driving under the influence (DUI): 10 points.
    • Speeding: 3 points.
    • Reckless driving: 5 points.
    • Insurance violations: 5 points.
    • Driving without a driver's license: 2 points.
    • All other moving violations (illegal U-turn, running a stop sign, unsafe lane change): 2 points.

    Remember, accumulating too many points can result in your MT driver's license being suspended or even revoked. For more information, visit our Suspended License in Montana page.

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    Getting slapped with a moving violation carries financial repercussions. Not only must you pay the ticket, but depending on the severity of your breach, you may also see a spike in your car insurance premiums. Getting fined for an unbuckled seatbelt will not make it back to your insurance carrier, but if you get ticketed for zooming down the interstate at excessive speed or arrested while driving under the influence (DUI), you can expect a long-term financial fallout with your insurance company, regardless of how clean your driving record was up to that point.

    Driving record points can affect your driver's license and/or insurance rates for up to 3 years. Multiple DUI convictions are the exception and remain active for 5 years. Successfully passing a defensive driving school will look good in the eyes of the court but will not remove your driving points.

    Keep in mind that even though driving points do expire they will remain permanent on your record.

    For more information, visit our Driving Records in Montana page.

    Insurance Rate Increases in Montana

    Getting a traffic ticket in Montana will likely result in your auto insurance rates going up. Insurance agents assess your premiums based on your driving history, including the number of violations you have been cited for and the number of accidents you have been involved in.

    You cannot hide your driving record from your car insurance provider. Once they determine you to be an unsafe driver, your rates will probably skyrocket and, in some cases, your coverage may even be cancelled.

    For more information about how your traffic ticket will impact your current coverage, contact your provider directly.

    If you'd like to shop around and compare different types of auto insurance policies, visit our Insurance Center.

    Dismiss a MT Traffic Ticket

    Depending on your case, completing a state-approved defensive driving course (also referred to as traffic school) may result in your ticket being dismissed. This will usually mean you won't have to pay the required fine and your auto insurance rates won't increase. You may still have points added to your driving record though.

    Your ability to dismiss your ticket may be based on your current driving record and history of violations, your age, and the violation you committed.

    Contact the court handling your case and your insurance provider before you enroll in a course to make sure you are eligible.