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Will rental-car tickets hurt my driving record?
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A speeding ticket follows your license, not your car, Ward says. That means ticketed rental drivers cannot escape potential fines and points added to their driving histories.

The information can make its way back to your driving record even if the offense occurs out of state, Ward says.

This occurs "because of 'reciprocity,'" Ward says, which simply means most states share information with about driver's records.

Some states now have photo devices at traffic lights that can record the license plate of the vehicles that run red lights. This information eventually can be tracked back to the driver, Ward says.




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