Getting a speeding ticket is not a pleasurable experience for anyone.
The costs involved to pay a traffic ticket usually hits our bank
accounts pretty hard, especially speeding tickets. The price that
someone has to pay for a speeding ticket varies from state to state,
though you would be very lucky if you had to pay less than $100.00 for
your citation. Another thing to remember is that the faster you are
going, the more your fine will be.
The traffic fine is not the only thing we must worry about when we get
a speeding ticket, or any other traffic ticket. We must also worry
about our auto insurance rates rising once they find out about the
speeding ticket. How much will my auto insurance rates go up after I
get a speeding ticket? That all depends on what actions you are going
If you enroll in traffic school, it will be like your auto insurance
company never knew about your speeding ticket. Be advised though, if
you were driving a certain number of miles over the speed limit,
traffic school may not be available to you and your insurance company
will definitely know about your speeding ticket. Driving over a certain
speed will also get you cited for reckless driving which again will not
make you eligible for traffic school. If you take advantage of traffic
school, you will not be able to take it again for a certain amount of
time, that time limit varies from state to state. If you complete
traffic school to take care of a speeding ticket but get another ticket
3 months later, you will have to suffer the consequences.
Even if your auto insurance company were to find out about your
speeding ticket, they may be lenient the first time. If you averaged
one speeding ticket every three years, you still would not have to
worry about your insurance rates going up. That does not mean you want
to get any speeding tickets though, because if you get a speeding
ticket and have a small accident during a three year gap, your
insurance rates may go up. If your insurance company raises your rates
on you, it will be at least a couple hundred dollars more a year. Best
thing for you to do is to avoid speeding and you will avoid lots of
problems, not to mention all of the money that you will save.