Q: Hello i was at the court today to fight a apeeding ticket in Massachusetts
Hello i was at the court today to fight my speeding ticket and the magistrate found me not guilty of the passing violation but for the other section "speeding rate of speed exceeding posted limit c90 17" he reduced the price from $335 to just $100. so the ticket was for $440 but ut came down to $100 overall. Does this mean i will still get points on my license
A: It is possible you may still be assessed SDIP points, but certainly not as many. Whether you receive any points depends on your prior driving record. No surcharge points are assigned to the first minor, non-criminal traffic law violation in the operator's policy experience period usually. A 90 sec 17 offense is considered a minor offense for SDIP purposess, and results in 2 points. The fine does not impact this at all. See page 19 here:
If you have no other offenses it will not result in a surcharge or license loss but can impact your premium costs on renewal. Usually your insurance company can tell you more specifically or you can try Customer Service Representative at the Merit Rating Board any weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (857) 368-8100. For more detailed information on the Merit rating system review this web site also https://www.mass.gov/service-details/safe-driver-insurance-plan-sdip-and-your-auto-insurance-policy. Good luck- hope this helps.
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