No one in Spokane or Coeur d’Alene will argue that traffic tickets are annoying. Even if it’s what you believe is “a small violation,” like quickly answering a call at a stoplight. If an officer is around to see it, you’re getting a ticket. We understand that traffic tickets can feel like some bothersome fly you swat away with a quick swipe of Apple Pay. The quicker it’s handled and forgotten the better, right? Wrong. The problem is, after the bill has been (grudgingly) paid, that may not be the end of it. Later on, you might be surprised to receive a notification from your auto insurance provider. You’re auto insurance bill just spiked! To avoid this hard fact, it might be best to contact a top team of traffic ticket lawyers in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene and fight instead.
Let’s say a small fender bender happens and it’s not your fault. It should be safe to assume an insurance company can’t raise your rates, but that depends. If someone else is looking down at their phone and drives into your cars backside, you could still be blamed for causing the accident. Possibly be held partially responsible in the eyes of an auto insurance representative. Either way, your rates will go up. To avoid this outcome, you need to consult with a group of traffic ticket lawyers located in Coeur d’Alene Idaho and Spokane Valley, Washington. We help many Washington and Idaho drivers “fight city hall” and win, especially when it comes to managing insurance costs.
DON’T GET DISTRACTED, CONTACT AN EXPERT TRAFFIC TICKET LAWYERS INSTEAD
Let’s get back some common reasons for getting a traffic ticket in cities as diverse as Newman Lake or Liberty Lake in Washington, or Sand Point or Moscow in Idaho, while using your phone. The phrase “Distracted Driving” means doing anything other than keeping your eyes on the road in front of you while operating a motor vehicle. That includes talking on your cell phone (phone to ear), talking via speaker phone or reading a map (phone in hand). There are hundreds of other activities that can get a traffic officers attention, but use of a phone has become paramount. So maybe it’s better to avoid the phone, or at least pull into a parking lot before answering that text. Great idea, but many of us have become so accustomed to being plugged in, it takes very little to forget where we are. That’s why it’s important to know a traffic ticket lawyer who can help!
There are three top reasons why Coeur d’Alene residents could be pulled over for a traffic ticket. According to the Idaho Transportation Department, “Distracted Driving” made up 21% of multiple car crashes. “Following Too Close” came in second at 20% and “Failure to Yield” at 17%. That means traffic enforcement officers have the data behind them to back up their tickets. If you have been stopped for any of these types of moving violations, you are at risk for raised auto insurance rates. One speeding ticket alone could raise your rates by up to 10%! Instead of making excuses why a driving violation happened, contact our skilled team of traffic ticket lawyers to help. We can’t always swipe away a court date, but we can fight auto insurance companies from raising your rates!