When your car insurance company files an SR-22, you'll have to pay a fee of about $25, as well as any fees associated with reinstating your license. But that's not the only expense—your car insurance rates will rise because after your serious driving infraction, car insurance companies believe you are more likely to file a claim in the future.
Unfortunately, it's already pretty expensive to be a driver in South Carolina. Drivers with no violations on their record pay $272 per month on average, which is one of the higher average rates nationally. Drivers with an SR-22 pay an average of $300, which means in South Carolina an SR-22 costs $28 per month more than if you had no violation, an increase of 10 percent.
Of course, these are averages, and rates can vary dramatically, so be sure to use a quote-comparison tool like Insurify to find the best rate.
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