Tuesday, May 15, 2007

States with the priciest speeding tickets

If you've got a lead foot and a fast car, and you just can't help but break every speed limit, beware! MSN recently had an article on the states with the priciest speeding ticket fines.

First off, in the interest of frugality, driving slowly can be a real boon to your finances. Less wear and tear on your car and your tires, and better gas mileage. You can also avoid costly speeding tickets, and costly trips to an attorney if you decide to get your ticket fixed. I received two speeding tickets in two months right after turning 16. In the last twenty years, I've received two more tickets, both of which I got fixed. I now tend to drive very slowly, which isn't hard to do when you're driving a 4-cylinder RAV4. Having a little girl in the backseat tends to have you driving a bit safer, too.

Have a look at the list, and slow down in Illinois, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. Missouri and Nevada even have 6-month jail terms awaiting you. Please do not mouth off to your ticket-writing police officer, I guess!

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