Massachusetts Inspection Sticker Blues

Massachusetts Inspection Sticker

Do you have the Massachusetts Inspection Sticker Blues?

The cruelest of all surcharge points, from a Massachusetts auto insurance perspective, is the one for an ”expired inspection sticker” citation.

Don’t let your MA inspection sticker lapse.

In Massachusetts, a ticket for an expired vehicle inspection sticker is the equivalent, in auto insurance citation points, of a moving violation.

According to the MA Division of Insurance, surcharge points are incurred if you:

  • cause an at-fault accident
  • are convicted of or pay a fine for a traffic law violation
  • are assigned to an alcohol education program

An expired inspection sticker is considered “pay(ing) a fine for a traffic law violation.”

A $40 ticket results increased insurance costs for 6 years! If you have/ had a perfect driving record, that can amount to about a 20% increase (!!) the first three years, diminishing the following three.

So here’s your warning:
  • Check your windshield and Don’t let  your MA inspection sticker lapse!

MA Inspection Station information and locator link: Click Here.

If you already received your ticket, we recommend appealing the citation. It might be a long shot, but if you succeed, it will save you years of citations.

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