If you have a shiny new Lexus ES sedan or zippy new Nissan 350Z in your
Mojave or Barstow driveway, your wallet may feel a little lighter.
33 percent of these drivers had at least one speeding ticket on their records, according
to a recent survey. Interestingly, last year’s leading ticket magnet
– the Subaru WRX – dropped all the way out of the top ten.
In addition to speeding tickets, the Lexus, Nissan, and its ilk are also
more prone to car crash claims: 23 percent of the top ticket magnet drivers
also had at least one at-fault accident on their records.
In terms of speeding tickets, the Dodge Charger SE (32 percent), Volkswagen
Jetta GL (31 percent), and Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS (31 percent) rounded
out the top five. On the other end of the scale, the Buick Encore, Lexus
IS 350, Acura ILX, and Cadillac ATS all were less than 10 percent.
Speeding Ticket Secondary Costs
The $490 maximum (fine, costs, and penalty assessments) is bad enough.
Due to tight
restrictions on the way insurance companies operate, traffic tickets have an exaggerated
effect on drivers in Tulare County. For example, it is illegal for insurance
companies to use credit scores to set rates. Since there are fewer ways
for the company to evaluate risk, a ticket or two on a record often drives
rates sky high. In most cases, drivers are stuck paying the higher rate
for at least three years.
Even non-speeding violations, like
cellphone use and unsafe lane changes, drive up insurance rates. An attorney can keep
these tickets off your record, which keeps more money in your pocket.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to
giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
Call today at 661-349-9300 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
llame al 661-349-9755.