Most tickets are issued when the snow melts away and the sun glows

TORONTO, April 15, 2011 - More than 30 per cent of Canadian traffic tickets are issued during the warm summer months of June, July and August says quote comparison

In Get ready for ticket time. More drivers get tickets in the summer says of all of the tickets disclosed in 2010 while obtaining a quote for auto insurance, a disproportionate percentage of traffic tickets were issued during the summer months. In comparison, the winter months of December, January and February only accounted for 19.3 per cent.

As the thermostat increases in Canada, the probability of a driver receiving a traffic ticket from a police officer increases as the roads are clear of snow and black ice. With the nicer weather, many drivers put their guards down when it comes to defensive driving and as a consequence get more traffic tickets.

Although, the snow is gone, reminds drivers to still be mindful of the rules of the road to avoid obtaining a traffic ticket. Major and minor tickets can increase auto insurance rates and especially upon renewal, if more than one ticket is issued.

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