Massachusetts Driving Law and Speeding Tickets
A traffic ticket will increase your insurance rates and may result in a
license suspension, a straight speeding ticket will typically cost you
about $1000 in increased insurance costs. Three offenses in one year may
result in a suspension, or in some cases the police may move for immediate
The state dictates a schedule of points associated with each type of traffic
offense. Each point results in an approximately 5-7% per year insurance
surcharge for 5 or 6 years. Major offenses are reckless driving, operating
to endanger, OUI (drunk driving), leaving the scene of an accident, hit-and-run,
operating after suspension or revocation, and refusing to stop for an officer.
They are five points. Other offenses include speeding, expired registration,
expired inspection sticker, leaving the keys in a parked vehicle, and many
more. These are two points.
You may have a attorney represent you at the magistrate hearing or trial.
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