U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 04-17-2008, 04:39 PM
418 posts, read 1,321,445 times
Reputation: 150


Folks -
My wife got a speeding ticket (50m on a 35m zone) in VA last week. This is her first ticket in a 7+ year driving record. I called the insurance company and they claim there would be a 140% surcharge. Meaning, if we pay $800 per year, it would go upto $1920. That seems ridiculous. Is that the case?

We have 2 cars but she said that the rates would go up on only 1 car. Please help!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 04-17-2008, 04:55 PM
Location: Virginia
82 posts, read 447,992 times
Reputation: 35
I would try jumping ship REALLY fast. That does seem like a ridiculous increase. Tell them you will take your business elsewhere.

And reading this, just after reading about how airlines are starting to charge for EVERYTHING... 25 dollars for an extra bag, 25 dollars for an aisle seat, 35 for an exit row, 5 bucks for a snack, and on and on.... So, it looks like transportation is getting VERY expensive on all fronts.... and I didn't even bring up Fuel costs for our cars. Better start dusting off the bikes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-19-2008, 08:56 AM
3 posts, read 14,149 times
Reputation: 10
I think it would only be $1120. If it is $800 for two cars, it would be more like $960. I'd call the insurance company back and ask them exactly how much it will be.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-19-2008, 12:18 PM
Location: Northern Virginia
55 posts, read 230,131 times
Reputation: 31
$1920 would be a 240% increase. I'd ask the company for a specific number - but even the 140% seems really high. There are plenty of insurers in the area, so don't feel pressured to stick with them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top