Lowell, MA asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts

Q: I got a speeding ticket driving someone else’s car. I don’t have insurance. What are the consequences if I pay it?

The city officer did not mention anything about my insurance status.

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Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Acton, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Insurance run's with the car. So long as your friend had insurance on the car then you are OK.You are highly unlikely to be re-issued another ticket anyway.

If you don't pay the ticket on time or request a hearing on it then your license will be suspended. If you weren't speeding put in for a hearing before a clerk on it. If you were, pay it and be more careful. In addition, driving an uninsured mv is more serious than you can imagine, and will result in criminal charges rather than a civil ticket. Insurance protects you and every one else on the road with you. Don't drive an uninsured vehicle!

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