I drove a short distance on shoulder of the road to get to a right turn lane and since my record was clean he only gave me the obstructing ticket with 0 points.
Yes it will appear on your record and the your insurance company will see it, whether your insurance company raises your rates is up to them.
Yes and Yes. But it is 0 points. There is nothing lower. Paying the ticket may be your best option. Riding the shoulder can be many more points.
Listen to Attorneys Petreski and Cheser its no points and you should just pay it. This type of ticket is not worth fighting and you could end up doing worse.
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He did you a huge favor. Send him a holiday card and thank him. But every ticket stays on your record for life. Insurance companies should not raise your rates for this ticket, but some (especially the ones that give you a discount to switch companies and look for any excuse to remove it) may try.
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Pay the ticket. You got the largest break you can get short of a warning. Obstructing traffic carries no points, and any effect it would have on your insurance should be minimal.
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