How Much Does Speeding Ticket Cost?

One of the most common violations committed by drivers is speeding.  If the officer decides to issue a speeding ticket, which is more than likely the case, the fine will depend on your state, local city and how fast you were going over the speed limit.

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How much is a speeding ticket?

STATEMAXIMUM FINE
Alabama
$100
Alaska
$300
Arizona
$250
Arkansas
$100
California
$100
Colorado
$100
Connecticut
$50
Delaware
$115
Florida
$250
Georgia
$1000
Hawaii
$200
Idaho
$100
Illinois
$1000
Indiana
$500
Iowa
$500
Kansas
$500
Kentucky
$100
Louisiana
$175
Maine
$500
Maryland
$500
Massachusetts
$100
Michigan
$250
Minnesota
$300
Mississippi
$100
Missouri
$200
Montana
$100
Nebraska
$100
Nevada
$1000
New Hampshire
$1000
New Jersey
$200
New Mexico
$200
New York
$600
North Carolina
$1000
North Dakota
$20
Ohio
$100
Oklahoma
$1000
Oregon
$300
Pennsylvania
$1000
Rhode Island
$75
South Carolina
$200
South Dakota
$200
Tennessee
$50
Texas
$1000
Utah
$750
Vermont
$1000
Virginia
$1000
Washington
$250
West Virginia
$100
Wisconsin
$300
Wyoming$200

Data courtesy of NHTSA.gov

What is going to be included?

What are the extra costs?

ViolationEstimate Increase
Careless Driving13% to 16%
DUI (First Offense)16% to 20%
Improper Turn11% to 15%
Reckless Driving17% to 25%
Speeding over 25 mph13% to 17%
Speeding 15 to 25 mph9% to 14%
Speeding 1 to 15 mph5% to 10%
Tailgating10% to 15%

How can I save money?


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Average Reported Cost: $201.8

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Less Expensive $1 $1.5K $3K $5K $6.5K More Expensive $8k

How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. james (adel,  Georgia) paid $420 and said:

    92 in a 70

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. Bill Hicks (Houston,  Missouri) paid $275.00 and said:

    Driving a car on HWY 15 MILES OVER- 70 in a 55 COST $126.00
    OR PLEA $275.00 NON MOVING

    Was it worth it? Yes

  3. ... (AKRON,  Ohio) paid $169 and said:

    74 IN A 55 MPH ZONE. (EXPRESS WAY)

    Was it worth it? Yes

  4. LARISSA (SOUTH GATE,  California) paid $17 and said:

    35MPH +17MPH

    Was it worth it? Yes

  5. TooFast (Struthers,  Ohio) paid $128 and said:

    82 in a 70.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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