Planning to hit the road for July 4th? Tickets, crashes will cost you more for years to come

Posted at 6:46 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 07:52:05-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Millions across the country are planning to hit the road for the long holiday weekend, which means you can expect to see more officers on duty, as well. If you get caught breaking the law, you could pay a heavy price.

AAA says Wednesday is the busiest travel day for the Fourth of July holiday. But be careful, a new report says if you get a ticket, or get into a crash it's going to be very expensive for years to come.

The website The Zebra looked at the most common tickets that'll raise the prices of your car insurance.

Insurance companies will normally boost rates for driving too slowly, not yielding, distracted driving, and not wearing a seatbelt. Your insurance can go up by $50 to more than $300.

For the more serious offenses, insurance can go up between $300 and $1,200. For example, going 20 to 25 miles over the speed limit can raise your rate to nearly 26%.

For other major offenses like a Hit and Run or a DUI, insurance rates can increase in by the thousands.

Now according to that study, in Tennessee, getting caught racing will lead to the biggest insurance hikes – costing you an extra $800.