Save money on car insurance after getting a ticket
Avoid auto insurance price spike
- Duration 3:42
- Date May 20, 2012
Avoid auto insurance price spike
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There's nothing worse if you've ever been -- and seeing those flashing lights in your rear view mirror because you're about to get pulled over.
And when you June.
In -- take charge consumer protection segment today we wanna teach you how to save money on car insurance because after you get that ticket it's it's likely gonna go -- Jeanne Salvatore senior vice president public affairs for the Insurance Information Institute is here.
And it's great to have you here -- I was reading through some of the comments you had on this topic I guess she shouldn't drive the billion billion billion dollar car this year rates will go up even more right.
That's right I mean the choice of car is one of the reasons why one of the wonder -- they -- considerations in terms of what you'll pay.
More expensive car it's going to be more expensive to ensure OK so let's talk about underwriting they're going to look at your driving record.
And I noticed and I I guess it varies from company to company and state to state state if you drive one to fourteen miles over a speed limit.
Your rates can go up let's say on average eleven per cent just on that one traffic stop.
Look don't get stopped is tip number one but he -- -- what city you don't speed is tip number one I really want to be a good safe driver and there are things that you do you have control over.
So you don't speed you don't drink and drive you don't.
Do distractions you don't try to put on make up or or taxed while you're driving.
All of those things are really -- say.
If you get into an accident.
Or if you get a ticket for any of this.
You're going to be paying a lot more for insurance does it help to go to traffic school -- that reduce the penalty an increase in rates well it depends on the state that you can take a defensive driving class and that is the type of thing we'll get.
But you could also shop around comparison shop different companies offer different rates.
So there are many many things that you can do we'll another company take you if you have a violation on your record -- -- those citations ever go off your record well.
It takes a few years so if you -- get into trouble for drinking and driving or or for speeding.
It's going to take at least three years but sometimes more depending on whether or not this is the first time.
So what are your best defenses is quite frankly this day -- safe driver.
If you do get into trouble especially for some thing like drinking and driving it's one of those.
You things that basically an insurance company could so the saying no thank you think could liquid cooling -- even if you drive too closely to the driver in front of your rate can go up more than 10% for that violation so well it could be an innocent thing that you do and then you get hit with a ticket.
How do you shop for insurance will another company taking -- -- try to dash I mean it get on the severity of it if this it if if the situation that you just outlined.
Different companies are going to look at that same situation differently.
Insurance is a highly competitive business there are a lot of insurance companies to pick from so it really makes sense take a little bit of time.
And shop around -- you can also work with your insurance company say you really like the insurance company that that you currently have.
If you have your home and on -- what the same insurance company.
That will save you money but talk to then ask them what steps you can take.
That will also save money raising the deductible for instance and that's a good -- and use your -- like you're saying if you have other business -- -- -- -- our organization have a website with other tips we have a wonderful -- -- -- -- dot ORG.
We have how to save money on -- auto insurance and we've got a number of tips that can really save -- money right -- we appreciated -- nice to -- you.