Worst states for speeding tickets

Published On: Jul 24 2013 02:00:04 PM CDT   Updated On: May 20 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Everyone thinks their state is the worst for speeding tickets, but data shows some states really are bigger speed traps thano thers.

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Most expensive first offense. These five states all hold drivers liable for a fine of up to $1,000 for a first offense. The fine is up to a judge’s discretion and can be based on how many miles per hour you’re ticketed over the designated speed limit, or if you were caught speeding in a work or a school zone, both of which tend to double a fine. In addition to the fine, you can spend up to a year in jail.

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