Avoid these driving-related infractions to keep your insurance down

March 27, 2014 12:00 AM

If you're running late to your scheduled maintenance appointment, try to resist the urge to speed up. Minor infractions, such as speeding and reckless driving, shouldn't be glossed over because they're less dangerous than more extreme violations. These small penalties can still wreak havoc on your insurance, causing you to pay up to 21 percent more on your insurance as a result. 

According to The Columbus Dispatch, other seemingly minor infractions, such as following too closely and failing to yield to pedestrians, can also drive up your insurance considerably. These are nothing compared to the more dangerous driving crimes - receiving a DUI can bump the cost of your insurance up by approximately 93 percent and reckless driving by about 83 percent. However, all is not lost if these violations come to pass. 

"Drivers who commit moving violations can take safety classes to improve their skills and remove blemishes from their records," Laura Adams, senior analyst at insuranceQuotes.com, stated. "Many of these courses are offered online and completed in just a few hours. Otherwise, these infractions can lead to higher car insurance costs for up to three years." 

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