Each day our Georgia traffic lawyer receives calls and emails from drivers across the state, stopped on Georgia’s highways and country roads alike for speeding, and subsequently issued a traffic citation by a uniformed officer. As a traffic law firm, we have heard a wide range of stories and explanations for why and how a particular driver was caught speeding. In this post, we review speeding ticket statistics across the country and see how they compare to Georgia’s own speeding ticket statistics.
A staggering number of tickets are received each day, month, and year across the U.S. Each day, according to research by NHTSA and Statistic Brain (a research-based institute and website), 112,000 drivers receive a speeding ticket citation. The total annual number of drivers receiving speeding tickets is a staggering 41,000,000! Approximately 20.6% of drivers will get a speeding ticket citation this year. The average cost of a speeding ticket is $152 and the total amount paid in speeding tickets (as of 2014) is $6,232,000,000!!
Traffic and speeding tickets are big business for counties and cities across the United States but where does Georgia rank for speeding tickets/citations issued? A list of the top 10 speeding ticket states is below.
- New York
- North Carolina
An article in the AJC provides information on which locations in Georgia receives the most revenue from tickets, with Doraville Ga at the top of the list. Find out more about Georgia’s Speed Traps.
What can you do to avoid getting a speeding ticket? Pay attention to the speed limit signs and avoid distractions. If you do get a ticket our Speeding ticket lawyers are here to help.