Car Insurance And Speeding Ticket Stats
If you drive long enough chances are you will get a speeding ticket. In The U.S the statistics prove this to be true.
For example, according to the website Statistics Brain on average there are 112,000 speeding tickets written everyday. 41 million people get a speeding ticket every year. That works out to around 20% of the population who will get a speeding ticket just this year.
This is a good source of revenue for the municipality where the ticket is written. You may be paying the city, county, or state an average of $152 per ticket.
Some states are worse then others when it comes to giving out speeding tickets. Ohio is #1. Others in the Top 10 include New York, California, Texas, and Massachusetts.
So what can you do. The obvious answer is slow it down! You control whether you are going to get a speeding ticket.
If you get a ticket you car insurance rates are going to go up. The increase could stay with you for up to 3 years depending on where you live.
Rates for a ticket driving 5 miles per hour over the posted speed limit will go up less then if you are driving 15 m.p.h. over the speed limit if that makes a difference to you.