What Is the Highest Cost for a Speeding Ticket?


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Jalopnik.com reports that the biggest speeding fine issued, as of 2016, was $1 million for someone driving through Switzerland at 186 mph. Popular Mechanics states the worse place to get caught speeding in the United States is New Jersey.

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New Jersey issues double fines for those driving 10 mph over the 65 mph speed limit, according to Popular Mechanics. The four other states on the Popular Mechanics top five list for Worst Places to Get Caught for Speeding are California, Virginia, New York and Massachusetts. In Virginia, speeders driving 20 mph over the speed limit can do a year in jail.

On the flip side, the most lenient state for speeding, according to the Popular Mechanic website, is North Dakota. It issues fines of just $10 for going just 10 mph over the 55 mph speed limit on a state road.

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