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If you have a less-than-stellar driving record, there are a couple of remedies to consider. They might not improve your lifeline, but they could keep your premiums low:

  • If you've racked up points on your license, some states may remove them if you enroll in driver-improvement programs.
  • In some states, you can also shave off points by adopting safe driving habits and remaining infraction-free over a set period of time.
  • Remember, though: even if you manage to work off your points, infractions will likely be visible on your record for the forseeable future. If that's the case, you may have to go to court to have certain items expunged.


Have you run into this problem when looking for insurance -- or a job, for that matter? Do you have any other suggestions for cleaning up a driving record? Drop us a line, or leave a note in the comments below.

[via New York Times

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Comments (3)
  1. Talk about a low-down bad refrigerator
    You were just too cool for school
    Sock hop, soda pop, basketball and auto shop
    The only thing that got you off was breakin' all the rules
    James Dean, James Dean
    So hungry and so lean ...
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  2. Well, I'm still here after 55 yrs. behind the wheel of at least 37 different cars or trucks. As a kid I was an idiot teen speeder, drag racer who survived either by luck or the grace of you know who. In the early years I had some terrific accidents but fortunately no one was ever hurt.... aside from pocketbooks. In the passing years, I got smarter at avoiding tickets using my powers of observation and Escort detectors. Later years, earning enabled attendance at driving schools, track days, etc. even though still an aggressive driver, my luck continues to hold with only 1 ticket in the last 12 years despite ownership of several fast cars, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, etc. Thus far, I'm living proof that all fast drivers don't die young.
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  3. I drove way too fast until I got within one ticket of losing my license. After that I started to drive like a granny, and I haven't had a ticket in four years. Does that mean I'm going to live or die? =)
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