The Highest And Lowest Traffic Fines In The United States Of America

December 13, 2018

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The average fine for speeding in the United States is $423.36, but fines vary from state to state. While speeding fines are $226 in Florida, going over the speed limit in Alabama results in a $20 fine!  But watch your lead foot in Nevada, where driving 13 miles over the speed limit will cost you $1,000! Nevada also is the most expensive state to blow through a red traffic light and will result in a fine of $1,000 too! While red light runners in Florida are fined $158, it will cost you $250 in Georgia. While texting and driving is illegal in Florida it is enforced as a secondary offense, meaning you are pulled over for any reason and texting is involved you'll be slapped with a $200 fine (plus any fine for the primary reason you were stopped).  While an additional $200 fine (and 3 points off your license) is steep, it pales in comparison to Alaska state law. Alaska's distracted driving laws are some of the strictest in the nation and a primary offense that can result in a fine of $10,000!  However the last remaining state without a texting and riving law is Montana where there is no fine for texting away while on the road. But if it takes the threat of a $10,000 fine to prevent a needless traffic accident that can result in someone being killed, it surely is a small price to pay and one large enough to remind drivers to not drive while distracted.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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