Reasons To Avoid A Speeding Ticket
Just how big of an "industry" is speeding tickets? Consider these
numbers listed on WikiAnswers:
-Over 100,000 people a day receive a speeding ticket in this country.
-41,000,0000 speeding tickets are issued every year.
-1 in 6 drivers will get a speeding ticket each year, and the average cost
of a speeding ticket is $150.00.
-That means drivers pay roughly $6,150,000,000 per year in speeding ticket
Race Car Driver Danica Patrick Pulled Over For Speeding
With that many speeding tickets being issued each year there is a good
chance you or someone you know will get one. Getting pulled over by the
police for speeding can happen to anyone, including professional drivers
such as Danica Patrick. Danica Patrick is an extremely successful NASCAR
racing driver, who has also had work as a model and spokesperson. Just
like millions of other drivers, she has received several speeding tickets.
In one case she was ticketed when driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone in
Scottsdale, Arizona, and was ordered to pay a fine of $196.00. However, in
her case it may be difficult to call 54 miles per hour speeding when you
drive 200 miles per hour at work.
Regardless of who you are, there are many financial considerations to be
aware of when it comes to speeding tickets. Here are a few.
1. The cost of the ticket.
The average cost is $150.00 for the ticket, however, this can vary greatly
based on such factors as your speed, recklessness, and location of the
speeding (for example, a school or work zone).
If you are convicted of a motor vehicle violation, the DMV will assign a
certain number of "points" to your driving record. You want to avoid such
points because they can lead to higher insurance rates and even suspension
3. The cost of safe driving classes.
Safe driving classes can either be a requirement given to you by the judge
or in some cases you may voluntarily ask to be sent to safe driving
school. The reason some people ask to be sent is that often times you any
potential points you
would have received are cleared from your record after you have
successfully completed the safe driving classes.
4. Time off from work to go to court.
when you get a ticket you are allowed to challenge it in court. However,
you must be there (thus taking time away from work) or you need to hire an
attorney to stand in your place. Either way there is a financial cost to
5. Higher insurance premiums.
As mentioned before, it is the points that come with a conviction that
lead to higher insurance rates. while car insurance companies don't
advertise the exact dollar amount your insurance will go up you can be
sure there will be a financial penalty. Carinsurance.com says, "Because
each insurance company has a different (complex) rating algorithm there is
no set dollar amount or rating point comparison that can be given. One
major violation can increase your rate by 26%. Then, most rating systems
gradually lower the impact each year.
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