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Posted Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 by nhtwpprod
With the average cost of a speeding ticket running about $150 nationwide, and the impact that tickets can have on your auto insurance premiums, it’s in your wallet’s best interest to avoid getting one, if possible.
Carefully observing the speed limit when you drive is probably the most effective method of avoiding a ticket, but as all of us – intentionally or unintentionally – drive a little over from time to time, it may not always be practical.
Electronic speed governors now available on many newer vehicles can help set parameters on how fast your vehicle can go, which is great for keeping teen drivers from driving at unsafe speeds and curbing any lead-foot tendencies you may have. A radar detector can help tip you off to speed traps, allowing you to adjust your speed accordingly.
It’s also interesting to note that some vehicles are more ticket-prone than others. Either they tend to attract more responsible drivers, or their design doesn’t catch the attention of cops as often as other vehicles do. Forbes published this list of the least-ticketed vehicle brands in America between 2014 and 2016.
Top 10 States Where You’re Most Likely to Get a Ticket
If you’re traveling through the following states, be sure to watch your speed, as traffic enforcement in these areas is aggressive, according to Esurance:
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