If you tend to have a bit of a lead foot while driving the streets and roads of Virginia, you may soon find yourself on the receiving end of a traffic ticket. While you may feel driving safer could cost you time when running behind, it could save you money.

Take a lesson from Wise Bread and gain a better understanding of how contentious drivers save themselves money. Everyone else on the road is sure to thank you.

No speeding tickets

Of course, one of the biggest reasons to drive safer is that you do not risk a speeding ticket. If you have received such a ticket before, you know all too well how much of a financial hassle they can be. If you have not received a speeding ticket, do not find out how much they cost the hard way.

Lower insurance rates

When you show yourself to be a safe driver, you show yourself to be less of a risk for insurance companies. To show their appreciation, insurance agents offer customers lower premium rates. Depending on other deciding factors, you could qualify for several more rate-lowering discounts.

Fewer traffic accidents

Of course, being a negligent driver is more likely to result in more traffic accidents. That results in auto repair bills, medical bills and potentially lost wages. You better avoid that with safe driving behavior.

Save on gas

Harsh acceleration has a tendency to burn through gas, which, in turn, burns through money. Download an app that monitors your driving behavior to see which of your other driving blunders burn through more gas than necessary.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.