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Summary Table of Special Sanctions for Exceeding the Speed Limit in Either a Construction or School Zone

 

 

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SANCTIONS FOR SPEEDING IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE

 

SANCTIONS FOR SPEEDING IN A SCHOOL ZONE

 

AK

 

 

 

Six (6) points are assessed on a person's record for exceeding the speed limit in school zone.

 

AR

 

An additional fine, which is equal to all of the other fines, is imposed for exceeding the posted speed limit in a highway work zone when construction personnel are present. I.e., the fine is double the amount that would otherwise be imposed.

 

1st offense: Jail-1 to 10 days/fine-$25 to $100

2nd offense (within 1 year): Jail-5 to 25 days/fine-$50 to $250 and license suspension for 6 months Subsequent offense (within 1 year): Jail-25 days to 6 months/fine-$250 to $1,000

3rd offense (within 1 year): License suspension for 1 year

 

CO

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a construction zone, the designed fines and surcharges are double the usual amount.

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a school zone, the designed fines and surcharges are double the usual amount.

 

CT

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a construction zone, the designed fine is double the usual amount.

 

 

 

FL

 

For exceeding the speed limit in a construction zone (except for speeds 5 MPH over the posed speed limit where only a warning is issued), the designed fine is double the amount in the fine schedule. Note: If a person decides to adjudicate the speeding offense in a construction zone, the fine is not more than $1,000.

 

For exceeding the speed limit in a school zone, the designed fine in the schedule is $50 if the speed limit was exceed by 5 MPH. Otherwise the fine is double the amount in the fine schedule. Note: If a person decides to adjudicate the speeding offense in a school zone, the fine is not more than $1,000.

 

GA

 

Jail-not more than 12 months/fine-$100 to $2,000

 

 

 

IL

 

There is a fine of $150 (mandatory) to $1,000. There is an additional fine of $50 which is used for school safety.

 

There is a fine of $150 (mandatory) to $1,000. There is an additional fine of $50 which is used for school safety.

 

IN

 

The court may order a person to pay a fee of $25 for exceeding a worksite speed limit.

 

A fine of not more than $1,000.

 

IA

 

The fine is double the amount in the fine schedule.

 

 

 

KS

 

The fine is double the usual amount.

 

 

 

KY

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a construction zone, the designed fine is double the usual amount.

 

 

 

ME

 

 

 

The fine is double the amount in the fine schedule.

 

MD

 

 

 

A fine of not more than $1,000

 

MI

 

A fine that is double that prescribed by law.

 

Imprisonment for not more than 90 days and a fine that is double that prescribed by law (i.e., not >$200).

 

MN

 

A surcharge is assessed which equals the fine. However, the surcharge cannot be <$25.

 

A surcharge is assessed which equals the fine. However, the surcharge cannot be <$25.

 

MS

 

For exceeding the posted speed limit in a "highway work zone," there is a fine of not more than $250.

 

 

 

MO

 

For speeding in a construction zone, a person is assessed an additional fine of $35.

 

 

 

MT

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a Awork zone,@ the designed fine is double the usual amount.

 

 

 

NE

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a construction zone, the designed fine is double the usual amount.

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a school crossing zone, the designed fine is double the usual amount.

 

NV

 

There is an additional sanction which is equal to the original sanctions imposed for exceeding such limit. Imprisonment sanctions for the original and additional sanctions must run consecutively. However, the combined sanctions cannot exceed 6 months of imprisonment, $1,000 or 120 hours of community service.

 

 

 

NJ

 

The fine is double the usual amount.

 

 

 

NY

 

Exceeding the speed limit 10 MPH: Fine-$60 to $100

Exceeding the speed limit >10 MPH but <30 MPH: Jail-Not more than 30 days/fine-$120 to $100

Exceeding the speed limit >30 MPH: Jail-Not more than 30 days/fine-240 to $400

For a 2nd offense (within 18 months) for any of the above offenses, the fine is increase by $100.

For a subsequent offense (within 18 months) for any of the above offenses, the fine is increase by $250.

 

Exceeding the speed limit by 10 MPH: Fine-$60 to $200

Exceeding the speed limit by >10 MPH but 30 MPH: Jail-Not more than 15 days/fine-$120 to $400

Exceeding the speed limit by >30 MPH: Jail-Not more than 30 days/fine-$240 to $800

For a 2nd offense (within 18 months) for any of the above offenses, the fine is increase by $100.

For a subsequent offense (within 18 months) for any of the above offenses, the fine is increase by $250.

 

NC

 

There is a fine of $250 (mandatory).

 

There is a mandatory $25 fine and 3 points are assessed against a person's driving record.

 

ND

 

Fee schedule for exceeding the speed limit by 1 to 10 MPH-$40

Fee schedule for exceeding the speed limit by >10 MPH-$40 plus $1 for each MPH over 10 MPH

 

 

 

OH

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a construction zone, the designed fine is double the usual amount.

 

 

 

OR

 

The fine is 80% of the maximum fine established for the violation.

 

The fine is 80% of the maximum fine established for the violation.

 

PA

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a construction zone, the designed fine is double the usual amount.

 

Exceeding the speed limit in a school zone-$35 plus $2 for every MPH in excess of 5 MPH

 

SC

 

A jail term of not more than 30 days and/or a fine of $75 to $200.

 

 

 

SD

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a construction zone, the designed fine is double the usual amount.

 

 

 

TN

 

For speeding in a construction zone, a person is subject to a fine of from $250 (mandatory) to $500.

 

The following points have been assigned for speeding in a construction zone: Speeding violations where the vehicle's speed was not noted on the citations-3 points; exceeding the speed limit 1 through 5 MPH-2 points; exceeding the speed limit 6 through 15 MPH-6 points; exceeding the speed limit 16 through 35 MPH-7 points; and, exceeding the speed limit by 36 or more MPH-8 points.

 

The following points have been assigned for speeding in a construction zone by a commercial vehicle: Speeding violations where the vehicle's speed was not noted on the citations-4 points; exceeding the speed limit 1 through 5 MPH-2 points; and, exceeding the speed limit 6 through 14 MPH-5 points.

 

 

 

TX

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a construction zone, the minimum and maximum fines are doubled.

 

 

 

UT

 

A person, who is convicted of speeding in a construction zone when workers are present, is subject to a fine which is double the amount of the fines in the Uniform Recommend Fine Schedule.

 

 

 

VA

 

The fine for exceeding the speed limit in a construction zone is not more than $250.

 

The fine for exceeding the speed limit in a school crossing zone is not more than $250.

 

WA

 

There is a mandatory fine for exceeding the speed limit in a roadway construction zone which is double the normal amount.

 

There is a mandatory fine for exceeding the speed limit in a school or playground crosswalk which is double the normal amount.

 

WV

 

A fine of not more than $200 Exceeding the construction zone speed limit by 15 MPH, a jail term of not more than 20 day.

 

A fine of $100 to $500 Exceeding the school zone speed limit by 15 MPH when one or more children are in the zone, a jail term of not more than 6 months.

 

WI

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a construction zone, the maximum and minimum fines are double.

 

If a speeding offense occurs in a designated school zone, the maximum and minimum fines are double.

 

WY

 

When operating motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight >26,000 lbs., persons, who exceed a construction zone speed limit by 6 MPH, are subject to a fine of $100. This fine appears to be mandatory.