Speeding tickets are no fun. If you find yourself holding a speeding ticket, you may want to simply pay the fine or explore other options. Driving Defense Law will help you navigate these options so that your speeding ticket doesn’t result in a long-term consequence.
|Speeding Generally over the Speed Limit||$6 per|
|Speeding School Buses over the Speed Limit||$6 per|
|Speeding Special Permit Vehicles over the Speed Limit||$6 per|
|Speeding in School Zone over the Speed Limit||$7 per|
|Speeding in Business/Residential Districts per mph over the Speed Limit||$6 per|
|Speeding Passenger Vehicles with Trails over the Speed Limit||$6 per|
|Exceeding Speed Limit Set by DOT over the Speed Limit||$6 per|
|Speeding in a Work Zone over the Speed Limit||$7 per|
|Speeding Certain Residential Zone||(+ $8 per) $200|
|Speeding in Certain Bridges/Tunnels over the Speed Limit||$6 per|
A conviction on a basic speeding ticket normally amounts to a fine and a court fee. The fines are broken down above. However, you should know that a speeding ticket will also get you demerit points on your driving record. The number of points depends on the severity of speeding.
Demerit points are assigned when you are convicted of a traffic violation. Each time that you commit a traffic offense, the DMV adds demerit points to your record. Different violations amount to different point assignments.
If you are convicted of a traffic violation, the court will notify the Department of Motor Vehicles who then:
Note: Demerit points can also be added to your record for traffic convictions incurred in other states
(the number of years that the conviction stays on your DMV record is in parentheses)
|Speeding 1-9 mph above the posted speed limit (5 years)||3 points|
|Impeding traffic – slow speed (5 years)||3 points|
|Speeding 10-19 mph above the posted speed limit (5 years)||4 points|
|Speeding more than 20 mph over the limit (can stay for up to 11 years)||6 points|