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Should you be worried about speeding tickets?

On Behalf of | Sep 17, 2020 | Traffic Offenses |

North Carolina drivers like you know that you can get into serious trouble for certain behaviors on the road. For example, a DUI conviction has the potential to ruin your life. Driving while texting can result in potentially lethal accidents.

But what about speeding? Speeding tickets do not result in arrests most of the time, so some drivers mistakenly believe that it is not a “big deal” to get speeding tickets. Unfortunately, they find out the hard way that this is not necessarily true.

How does North Carolina treat speeding infractions?

The Official North Carolina DMV site looks at the manner of consequences you may face for speeding infractions. First, North Carolina treats speeding infractions in a very serious manner. You can face the revocation of your driver privilege for up to 30 days for some infractions. First is if you drive 15 mph or more over the speed limit at a speed of 55 mph. The second is if you are driving over 80 mph.

Speeding and reckless driving

You can face a 60 day suspension for some charges, too. They include speeding while driving recklessly, and getting two speeding charges within the same year. Finally, you can get a suspension of up to 6 months or more if you have two speeding convictions within a year of 55 mph or more.

Suspension is not the only thing you have to worry about. If you get too many points, you may have your license revoked entirely. There is the matter of insurance costs too, which raise higher and higher the more speeding tickets you get. You may even end up blacklisted from insurance companies, who do not want to take a risk on a known reckless driver.