How Long Will a 100 Plus MPH Speeding Ticket Last on Your Record?
More than 40,000,000 speeding tickets are issued per year and over speeding is one of the many causes of road accident fatalities, not just in the United States but also in other countries. Statistics show that over speeding accident fatalities decreased after the imposition of maximum speed limits. State legislators imposed statutory speed limits by road type (such as interstate highway and two-way undivided highway) and by land use (whether urban or rural). Speed limits vary from road to road and state to state; but generally the maximum speed limit set in most states is between 65 mph and 75 mph. If you are caught over speeding, you will be issued a speeding ticket which gives you two options: either to pay the fine or go to traffic court. But how long will a 100 plus mph speeding ticket last on your record?
Speeding laws typically vary from one state to another and punishment also depends on the nature of violation committed by the driver. Although certain traffic violations don’t remain in your record forever, moving violation tickets such as over speeding commonly stays in your driving record for three to five years. Since the maximum speed limits only range from 65-75 mph, if you were caught driving at speeds higher than 100mph, you will likely get a speeding ticket in your driving record from the time of the violation up to three or five years.
If you have a 100 plus mph speeding ticket combined with DUI violation or other major traffic offenses, the ticket will stay on your record for seven years or more but ten years is the standard required period for the record. Some states, however, mark the speeding ticket permanently on your driving record if you committed alcohol and drug offenses or get involved in hit-and-run cases. In the state of Virginia, speeding tickets stay on record for five years while in Ohio it stays for 2 years. On the other hand, in Minnesota, speeding tickets generally stay on record for ten years subject to certain exceptions. If you are caught driving more than the maximum limit set by your state, the traffic violation will be automatically reported to your insurance provider who will then take the necessary or corrective actions suited for the violation you committed. Outrageously expensive auto insurance premiums among others are designed to penalize a high risk driver. Some states impose high fines and jail time at the court’s discretion.
Ignoring a speeding ticket may result in suspension of your license or may even lead to a warrant for your arrest. You may also need to serve jail the next time you are pulled over whether in your home state or another state. Losing the “good driver” record means being deprived of some relevant driving privileges. Some employers even require a clean driving record as a qualification for employment. One of the duties of a driver is to drive at a safe and reasonable speed. Cautious driving is the safest and most inexpensive way of protecting your financial interest as well as preventing injuries or damages brought about by reckless driving.