We receive a number of traffic ticket amendment requests. The question has been asked what the benefit to amending a traffic ticket is. The answer is really two fold. First, Missouri utilizes a point system that keeps track of what offenses have occurred. Too many points can equal a suspended license. Second, and most important to most people who amend a ticket, is that insurance providers audit your driving record periodically and will increase your rates depending on the infraction received. By amending your traffic ticket, you will pay an increased amount at first but that will be significantly less in most cases compared to the increased insurance costs over time.