According to a recent Forbes article a motorist can expect as much as a 22 percent rise in their insurance premium after just one traffic violation. However, determining just how much of an increase you should expect to pay varies widely on the Vermont traffic infraction you are being prosecuted for.
Reckless driving and DUI hold the biggest risk of insurance hikes with an estimated 22 and 19 percent increase respectively. However, even for less severe offenses, such as traveling 1-14 miles-per-hour over the posted speed limit, motorists can suffer an 11 percent insurance hike or more.
Vermont motor vehicle laws state that it takes two years for a driving violation to be cleaned off a motorists’ record. This means, that any further driving violations can result in further increases to one’s insurance as well as the risk of license suspension if the issued points reach 10 or more.
The only way to combat insurance increases as a result of a traffic violation or DUI charge in Vermont is to fight back and thus the expense you must pay upfront to defend yourself, may be a worthwhile investment for both the short and long term.
Need to reduce or eliminate the damage a Vermont traffic ticket or DUI will have on your financial well being? Email or call Vermont traffic ticket attorney Evan Chadwick, for a free initial case analysis.