MYTH: I got a parking ticket so my car insurance rate is going to increase.
While getting a ticket is one reason why a driver sees an increase in rates, it’s not true that every single ticket results in a rate increase. Your insurance company isn’t concerned with how many parking tickets you have, and they don’t affect your insurance rates. Parking tickets and other violations that aren’t committed while operating your vehicle do not have a direct impact on your insurance premiums, since they don’t indicate risky driving habits. One consequence of not paying a parking ticket means that your license plate will not be renewed. In other words, you will not be able to get your renewal “sticker” unless you pay for your parking tickets.
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