We see a lot of speeding ticket cases: radar speeding tickets, pacing speeding tickets, school zone speeding tickets, you name it.
When you see those flashing lights in your rearview, your heart drops, how fast were you going. Where did the police see you? Then maybe you start to wonder how much this speeding ticket is going to cost you?
If you have a speeding ticket, you need these tips. Our lawyers had a lot to say about what you should do, and we’ve compiled the top four. Be sure your read to the end so you don’t end up losing money on your speeding ticket.
#1. You need to fight your ticket.
If you’re like most speeders, you probably aren’t even thinking about fighting your ticket. Guess how many people actually fight their speeding tickets?
Have an answer?
It might surprise you that out of the 41 million drivers who get a speeding ticket each year, less than 3% fight their speeding tickets!
Now here’s a few reasons why people choose not to fight their tickets:
- They think they can’t beat their speeding ticket.
- Attorneys are too expensive.
- Court is intimidating and requires missing work.
Here’s why that’s important!
Think about it, the government uses speeding tickets for a reason. They are easy to give, and they know that 97% of the cases are going to go uncontested! It’s so easy for them to take your money.
But what does that mean for you? You don’t have time to go to court, or a case against your ticket. Should you still fight your speeding ticket?
The answer is YES, YES, YES. Next we’re going to talk about the reasons why to you have to fight your ticket.
#2 If you don’t fight, your insurance rates will skyrocket.
Here’s a great article on how much your rates could increase. But to put it simply, your insurance could cost up to 34% more per year for an average speeding ticket.
What does that look like over time?
Well, if you get a traffic ticket this year, pay the fine, and don’t contest the speeding ticket… You could be spending up to $1200 more on insurance over the next three years!!!
Does that sound fair? It’s not. The government doesn’t have a deal with the insurance companies, but regardless, combined they are both creating cash-flow systems with you as the victim.
We don’t think that’s right. And that’s why at TicketTamer we’re in the business of fighting traffic tickets.
#3. Your speeding ticket could cost you points on your license
Every state has a different system for adding points on your license. But here’s the gist, if you get a ticket, your probably getting points.
What do points mean?
If you accumulate a certain amount of points, not only will your insurance premiums increase, but you can HAVE YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY. Can you imagine not being able to drive anywhere-ever! Uber and Lyft are great, but then that’s even more money coming out of your pocket.
Here’s what you can do to prevent points on your license & you’re insurance.
#4. You can beat your speeding ticket.
When you get a ticket, and decide to fight it, you really have 3 options.
- Fight it yourself
- Hire an attorney.
- Use the TicketTamer Mobile app.
If you fight the ticket yourself, you’re going to have to go to court and fight your case. Often that means missing work, preparing documents, and challenging the municipality that issued your speeding ticket. You might win and we hope you do! But you also might end up spending half a day to still lose your case.
Or you can hire an attorney. Most attorney’s charge at least $150/hour. If they spend a couple hours on your case, you’ll still end up paying $300+ in attorney fees alone.
Which is where we come in!
Because of our Mobile App, the TicketTamer team can fix your tickets for $50 plus court costs (minimal). Our legal professionals can keep the points off your record and you’re insurance from going up.
Summary on Speeding Tickets
If you’re choosing flight instead of fight, you’re losing. Let us help you fight your speeding tickets.