Police Citation: Insurance Explained [2024]

If you’ve ever thought, “What is a police citation?” your auto insurance company is probably quite pleased with your driving record. A citation, also known as a ticket, can be picked up by, for example, speeding, but if you're asking, “What is a police citation?" your auto insurance rates are likely not too high. Receiving traffic citations regularly can result in higher rates that can take years to fall off your record.

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Daniel Walker

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Daniel Walker graduated with a BS in Administrative Management in 2005 and has run his family’s insurance agency, FCI Agency, for over 15 years (BBB A+). He is licensed as an insurance agent to write property and casualty insurance, including home, life, auto, umbrella, and dwelling fire insurance. He’s also been featured on sites like Reviews.com and Safeco. To ensure our content is accura...

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Laura Gunn is a former teacher who uses her passion for writing and learning to help others make the best decisions regarding finance and insurance. After stepping away from the classroom, Laura used her skills to write across many different industries including insurance, finance, real estate, home improvement, and healthcare.  Her experience in various industries has helped develop both her ...

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UPDATED: May 20, 2024

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