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So, You Got A Ticket. How Will That Affect Your Insurance Rate?

So, You Got A Ticket. How Will That Affect Your Insurance Rate?

No one likes getting a ticket. For starters, there's the fear that comes with being pulled over, even if you're the goodiest goody-two-shoes in the shoe store. Then, there's the 15 or 20 minutes that's stolen from your busy life while the officer checks your paperwork and writes the ticket. If... read more

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Louisiana Drivers Are The Worst In America (Rest of The South Isn't So Hot, Either)

When Shakespeare wrote about Italians and Spaniards, he tended to make them a little crazy. Too much sun makes the blood boil, went the thinking at the time. Four-hundred... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
Cameras

Florida Shortens Yellow Lights, Red-Light Camera Tickets Surge

Do you live in Florida? Have you received a ticket from a red-light camera lately? There may be a reason for that: according to Tampa's CBS affiliate WTSP, the state recently... read more May 15, 2013 by  13


 
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Study: Women May Be Better At Avoiding Traffic Tickets

We all know the feeling: we're running late for work, or trying to get to the beach a little faster than we should, when we turn a corner and see Officer Friendly pointing... read more April 19, 2013 by  1


 
Distracted driving

Texting Tickets Could Cost You Down The Road

In most of America, it's illegal to text and drive. Today, 39 states and the District of Columbia now have laws on the books forbidding the practice. Chances are, you live in... read more October 26, 2012 by 


 
PayLock's Smart Boot

Starting Tomorrow, New Yorkers Can Unboot Cars By Phone

New York City drivers, we have bad news and good news. First the bad news: if you have a fistful of unpaid traffic tickets, you're in danger of having your car booted. But... read more April 23, 2012 by 


 
White House

Expired Car Registration? In D.C., You Go To Jail

When it comes to crime, Washington, D.C. ranked as the 22nd most dangerous city in the United States in 2010. For reference, that makes it more dangerous than cities like... read more October 6, 2011 by 


 
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Officer Tickets 215 Phantom Motorists For Seatbelt Violation

Across the U.S., in every state in the union (except New Hampshire), hundreds of drivers are ticketed each day for not wearing their seatbelts. In New Orleans, however, at... read more August 19, 2011 by  13


 
policeman reaching into car

The Real Cost Of A California Traffic Ticket

Roll through a stop sign in Los Angeles County, and you'll get a $35 ticket. That’s not all the traffic stop will cost you, though, since by the time you’re done... read more June 9, 2011 by 


 
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Skirting The Law: Disabled Parking Abuse On The Rise

In cash-strapped California, scofflaws parking illegally by using disabled parking placards when they’re perfectly able-bodied are in for a rude awakening. Sting... read more May 28, 2011 by 


 
2000 Chevrolet Impala Police Car

For Slight Speeders, State Considers 'Pointless' $150 Warning Tickets

Verify the speed limit, add a few miles per hour, and set the cruise control. It's a routine that many long-distance drivers are conditioned to, and in most states you're... read more March 9, 2011 by  9


 
seatbelt wearer

Study: Higher Fines Would Convince More Motorists To Buckle Up

Nearly all states have laws requiring occupants to wear safety belts when in a moving vehicle. Yet about 15 percent of vehicle occupants still don't buckle up. How do we get... read more March 2, 2011 by  3


 
Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

Baltimore Red-Light Camera Tickets Verified by Dead Police Officer

As readers of the Risk Factor know, blaming the computer for any and all technical glitches is a fairly regular and convenient excuse. One of the more unusual technical... read more February 24, 2011 by  16


 
Parking Meter

Sad But True: Ticket Issued, But Illegal Parker Already Expired

Police in Queens, New York, might be a little more vigilant from now on about knocking on the window of any vehicle they can't see inside; they recently, according to... read more September 16, 2010 by 


 
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

Middle Eastern Supercar Hoodlums Torment Posh Parts of London

Let's face it, this is hardly home invasion or drive-by shootings. But some of London's most expensive residential neighborhoods are feeling beset by a particularly... read more August 11, 2010 by  4


 
Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

Friendly Helpful Speed Camera To Ticket You, Then Text You Too?

We've written a lot about traffic enforcement cameras, both the ones that nail red-light runners and those that send automatic tickets to drivers who exceed the speed limit... read more August 6, 2010 by  2


 
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