Coverage & Claims

Can a dismissed ticket affect my insurance?

The only likely scenario in which a dropped ticket would still affect you would be if there was an accident involved. If the ticket was dropped, but your insurance company paid out to any party for a claim, the accident would still show.

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General Insurance

I got a ticket driving a friend's car. I have my license but did not yet have personal insurance. I’m going tomorrow to get it, will they know?

You should be fine as far as any insurance-related issues with the vehicle go. The state checks the VIN of the insured vehicle and not the listed drivers.

Driving History

If you get a speeding ticket in Tennessee going 67 in a 45 and you opt to pay the ticket, will it show up in North Carolina?

Every state shares all info when it comes to driving records. The speeding ticket will show up on your license when insurance companies run your MVR — which is used as a reference in all 50 states.

Coverage & Claims

MIL dropped husband and vehicle off her policy without notifying. He was pulled over and citation given. Is he covered under our alt policy?

Sorry to hear about the situation. Unfortunately, I think your husband's failure to maintain insurance citation will still be valid.

General Insurance

Would I avoid the penalties of a ticket for failing to provide proof of insurance if I got insurance before my court date?

Unfortunately, you likely won't be able to avoid any penalty for not having insurance. I would still recommend going to court with insurance — your judgment might be less severe if you resolve your uninsured status versus still being uninsured by the time your court date comes around.

Car Insurance Costs

My fiancé is legally blind and has to drive with bioptic glasses. His car insurance rates have always been ridiculous. Any suggestions please?

Insurance rates are based on the risk of someone getting into an accident. Since your fiance is legally blind and has a speeding ticket, his rates are going to be higher because of the elevated risk that he would get into an accident.

General Insurance

Will non-moving violations impact my insurance premium?

Most companies do not consider non-moving violations as a factor when calculating your rate. But every company is different so you may run across one that will rate on non-moving violations, but it is really uncommon.

General Insurance

Is it necessary to report to my insurance company that I got a citation for improper starting?

No, you don't have to report to your insurance company that you received a citation. But when it comes time to renew the policy, your insurance company will check your MVR (motor vehicle report) and probably raise your premium accordingly upon seeing the ticket.

Driving History

Can I say I haven't gotten a ticket if I've been driving school and gotten ticket removed?

Most of the time, if you have taken a driving class, the ticket is taken off of your record. You can click "No" on the driving history question.

Car Insurance Costs

What happens if I get a ticket a few hours before getting insurance?

No, if you get insurance the same day as the ticket, it will not cover the ticket. Since both the ticket and the insurance policy are time-stamped, the DMV would see that at the time of the ticket your policy was not active.

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General Insurance

Can I remove a ticket for no insurance if I get insurance now?

No - even if you had a policy begin that day, it would not help getting your ticket dismissed. Because insurance is required in your state, you will still need to have insurance.
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