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Summary Table of State Speed Laws

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Sanctions for Exceeding the Speed Limit

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Sanctions for Reckless Driving

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Sanctions for Racing on the Highways

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AL NMT 10 D NMT 100 S-NMT 1 Y(1) NMT 90 D 25-500 S-NMT 6 M 5-90 D 25-500 S-6 M
AK NMT 300 S-NMT 1 M1 NMT 1 Y NMT 1,000 R-NLT 30 D NMT 300 S-1 M1
AZ NMT 250 S-NMT 1 Y1 NMT 4 M NMT 750 S-NMT 90 D NMT 4 M NMT 750 S-NMT 90 D
AR NMT 10 D NMT 100 S-NMT 1 Y(2) 5-90 D 25-500 S-NMT 1 Y2 NMT 1 Y NMT 1,000 S-NMT 1 Y2
CA NMT 100 S-NMT 30 D 5-90 D 145-1,000 S-NMT 30 D 90 D(3) 355-1,000 S-6 M3
CO 15-100 S-NMT 1 Y1 10-90 D 10-300 S-NMT 1 Y1 10-300 S-NMT 1 Y1
CT NMT 50(4) S-NMT 30 D1 NMT 30 D 100-300 S-30 to 90 D NMT 1 Y 75-600 S-NMT 30 D1
DE 20 S-2 to 12 M1 10-30 D 100-300 S-2 to 12 M1 10-30 D 25-200 S-NMT 6 M
DC 15-100 S-2 to 90 D(5) NMT 3 M NMT 250 R-6 M
FL 25-250 S-30 D(6) NMT 90 D 25-500 S-30 D6 NMT 500 S-30 D6
GA NMT 12 M NMT 1,000 S-1 to 5 Y(7) NMT 12 M NMT 1,000 S-1 to -5 Y7 NMT 12 M NMT 1,000 S-1 to-5 Y7
HI NMT 200 S-1 to 5 Y(8) NMT 30 D NMT 1,000 S-1 to 5 Y8 NMT 6 M NMT 500 S-1 to 5 Y(9)
ID NMT 100 S-NMT 1 Y1 5-90 D 25-300 S-30 D NMT 6 M NMT 300 S-NMT 1 Y1
IL NMT 1,000 S-NMT 1 Y(10) NMT 1 Y NMT 2,500 S-NMT 1 Y10 NMT 30 D NMT 1,500 R-1 Y
IN NMT 500 S-NMT 1 Y NMT 180 D NMT 1,000 S-NMT 1 Y NMT 180 D NMT 1,000 S-NMT 1 Y
IA NMT 30 D 50-100 S-NMT 1 Y NMT 30 D 50-100 S-NMT 1 Y NMT 30 D 50-100 R-6 M
KS NMT 500 S-NMT 1 Y(11) 5-90 D 25-500 R-NMT 1 Y NMT 1 M NMT 500 S-NMT 1 Y11
KY NMT 100(12) S-90 D to 2 Y(13) 20-200 S-90 D to 2 Y13 NMT 30 D 60-200 S-90 D to 2 Y13
LA NMT 30 D NMT 175 S-NMT 1 Y(14) NMT 90 D NMT 200 S-NMT 1 Y14 NMT 30 D NMT 175 S-NMT 1 Y14
ME 25-250 S-15 D1 (NMT 6 M(15)) (NMT 1,00015) (S-30 to 180 D15)
MD NMT 500 S-NMT 2 Y1 NMT 1,000 S-NMT 2 Y1 NMT 500 S-NMT 2 Y1
MA NLT 50(16) 2 W-2 Y 20-200 R-NLT 60 D 2 W-2 Y 20-200 R-NLT 60 D
MI NMT 100 S-NMT 1 Y1 NMT 90 D NMT 100 S-90 D(17) NMT 90 D NMT 100 S-1 year1
MN NMT 200 S-NMT 1 Y NMT 90 D NMT 700 S-NMT 1 Y
MS NMT 10 D NMT 100 S(18) 5-100 S18
MO NMT-6 M NMT 500 S-30 D to-1 Y1 (NMT 6 M(19)) (NMT 50019) (S-30 D-1 Y1&19)
MT 10-100 S-6 M(20) NMT 90 D 25-300 S-6 M20 NMT 6 M 50-500 S-6 M20
NE 10-200 R-6 M1 NMT 3 M NMT 500 R-6 M1 NMT 6 M NMT 1,000 R-6 M1
NV NMT 6 M NMT 1,000 S-NMT 1 Y(21) NMT 6 M NMT 1,000 S-NMT 1 Y21 NMT 6 M NMT 1,000 S-NMT 1 Y21
NH NMT 1,000 S-NMT 30 D(22) 250-500 R-60 D NMT 1,000 S-NMT 30 D22
NJ NMT 15 D 50-200 S-30 to 180 D1 NMT 60 D 50-200 S-30 to 180 D1 25-100 S-30 to 180 D1
NM NMT 90 D NMT 300 S-NMT 1 Y1 5-90 D 25-100 S-NMT 90 D NMT 90 D NMT 300 S-NMT 1 Y1
NY NMT 30 D 30-400 S/R(23) NMT 30 D NMT 200 S/R23 NMT 30 D 200-350 R-6 M
NC NMT 60 D 100-1,000 NMT 1 Y1 1-60 D NMT 1,000 NMT 1 Y1 1-60 D(24) NMT 1,00024 S-NMT 1 Y24
ND 5->100 S-7 D1 NMT 30 D NMT 500 S-7 D1 50-100 S-7 D1
OH NMT 100 S-6 M1 NMT 100 S-6 M1 NMT 100 S-6 M(25)
OK 5-30 D 10-200 S-NMT 1 Y1 5-90 D 25-500 S-NMT 1 Y1
OR 75-600 --(26) NMT 1 Y NMT 5,000 S-90 D NMT 600 --26
PA 35(27) S-NMT 1 Y1 200 S-6 M 200 S-6 M
RI 50 S-NMT 1 Y(28) NMT 1 Y NMT 500 S-NMT 1 Y28 NMT 1 Y NMT 500 S-NMT 1 Y28
SC NMT 30 D 15-200 S-3 to 6 M1 NMT-30 D 25-200 S-3 to 6 M1 2-6 M 200-600 R-1 Y
SD NMT 30 D NMT 200 NMT 1 Y NMT 1,000 S-NMT 1 Y1 NMT 30 D NMT 200 S-NMT 1 Y1
TN NMT 30 D NMT 50 S-6 M1 NMT 6 M NMT 500 S-6 M1 NMT 6 M NMT 500 R-1 Y
TX 1-200 S-NMT 1 Y(29) NMT 30 D NMT 200 S-NMT 1 Y29 1-200 S-NMT 1 Y29
UT NMT 90 D NMT 750 S-NMT 1 Y1 NMT 6 M NMT 1,000 S-NMT 1 Y1 NMT 90 D NMT 750 S-NMT 1 Y1
VT NMT 175 S-30 D1 (NMT 1 Y(30)) (NMT 1,00030) (S-30 D30) (NMT 3 M(31)) (NMT 30031) (S-30 D1&31)
VA NMT 200 S-90 D1 NMT 12 M NMT 2,500 S-90 D(32) NMT 12 M NMT 2,500 S-6 M to 2 Y
WA NMT 250 S-NMT 1 Y(33) NMT 1 Y NMT 5,000 S-30 D to 1 Y NMT 1 Y NMT 5,000 S-30 D to 1 Y
WV NMT 100 S-NMT 1 Y33 5-90 D 25-500 S-NMT 1 Y33 50-100 R-6 M
WI 30-300(34) S/R-NMT 1 Y(35) 25-200 S/R-NMT 1 Y(36) 20-400 S/R-NMT 1 Y36
WY NMT 30 D(37) NMT 200 S-NMT 12 M33 NMT 6 M NMT 750 S-90 D NMT 10 D 10-100 S-NMT 12 M33
UVC NMT 200 S-NMT 1 Y1 5-90 D 25-500 S-NMT 1 Y1 NMT 200 S-NMT 1 Y1

D = Day(s) M = Month(s) S = Suspension R = Revocation W = Week(s) Y= Year(s) NLT = Not Less Than NMT = Not More Than UVC = Uniform Vehicle Code

1. 1. Licensing action is via a point system. Under this system a person's license is not usually suspended for just one offense. However, only when they have committed numerous traffic violations are they subject to licensing action.

2. 2. Suspension via the courts is for not more than 1 year. Suspension via the Point System is 3 to 6 months.

3. 3. The jail sanction is 24 hours to 90 days and the license suspension is 90 days to 6 months.

4. 4. I. For driving >55 MPH, the fine $35 to $90. However, for driving >70 MPH on multiple lane limited access highways, the fine range is between $100 and $150. II. For persons operating trucks the following fines apply. If driving >55 MPH on multiple lane limited access highways, the fine is between $100 and $150. Driving in >70 MPH limit on multiple line limited access highways, the fine amount is $100 to 200.

5. 5. A persons's license can also be revoked for 6 months. Licensing action (suspension or revocation) is via a point system.

6. 6. The suspension is via a Point System. The suspension period could be 1 year depending upon the number of points that have been accumulated.

7. 7. The licensing sanctions given are via a point system and apply (1) to persons over 21 years old and (2) to persons under such age who only commit either a 2 or 3 point speeding violation. However, persons under 21 years old who are convicted of either (1) a speeding offense requiring 4 or more points, (2) racing on the highways or (3) reckless driving are subject to license revocation. For a 1st offense, there is a 6 month mandatory revocation. And, for a subsequent offense, there is a mandatory 12 month revocation.

8. 8. Suspension is via a court order. Note: The Point System has been repealed.

9. 9. Suspension is via court order.

10. 10. License suspension or revocation is based upon the frequency of traffic law violations. A Point System is used to assist the licensing agency in determining frequency of violations. Using this system, a person's license can also be revoked for 1 year.

11. 11. The licensing agency has the authority to either suspend a person's license based on the frequency of traffic law violations.

12. 12. Fines are determined via a matrix.

13. 13. Suspension is via a Point System. If the requisite number of points are accumulated, a person's license can be suspended from 90 days to 2 years.

14. 14. The licensing agency has the authority to either suspend, revoke or cancel a person's license based on the frequency of traffic law violations.

15. 15. This State does not have a per se reckless driving law. The sanctions given are for the offense of Driving to Endanger.

16. 16. The fine is not less than $50. If a person was driving >10 MPH over the speed limit, there is an additional fine of $10 for every MPH over such limit.

17. 17. This State also provides for a suspension of not more than 1 year via the Point System.

18. 18. The law does not specify either a minimum or a maximum period of suspension.

19. 19. This State does not have a per se reckless driving law. The sanctions given are for a violation of the Basic Speed Rule which in this State includes driving at a rate of speed so as to endanger the life, limb or property of another person.

20. 20. The State regulations limit the suspension period to 6 months. However, the law allows for a suspension period for not more than 1 year.

21. 21. Suspension is via a Point System. A person's license can be suspended from 6 months to 1 year.

22. 22. This suspension is via court order.

23. 23. Suspension or revocation based upon a Point System. The law does not provide for specific periods of license suspension or revocation.

24. 24. The sanctions listed apply to the offense of Willful Speed Competition which is racing which has not been prearranged.

25. 25. The 6 month suspension is via a Point System. However, the court is authorized to suspend a person's license from 30 days to 3 years.

26. 26. License suspension for 30 days via the Driver Improvement Program. A person has to commit numerous traffic law violations before licensing action is taken.

27. 27. The fine is $42.50 for exceeding the 65 MPH speed limit.

28. 28. A person may also be subjected to a license revocation which has an indeterminate period.

29. 29. A person's license may also be revoked for an indefinite period.

30. 30. This State does not have a per se reckless driving law. The sanctions listed are for the offense of negligent motor vehicle operation.

31. 31. This State does not have a law directly pertaining to racing on the highway. The sanctions listed are for the offense of excessive speeding.

32. 32. This 90 day suspension is via a Point System. However, the courts can also suspend a person's license from 10 days to 6 months.

33. 33. The suspension is based on the frequency of traffic law violations.

34. 34. For violating the 65 MPH speed limit, the fine is $50 to $300. For violating other speed limits, the fine is $30 to $300.

35. 35. Fifteen (15) day suspension or revocation via court action for driving 25 MPH over either the 55 or 65 MPH speed limit. For other speeding violations, the court can suspend or revoke a person's license for not more than 1 year. In addition, a person's license is subject suspension or revocation via a Point System from 2 months to 1 year.

36. 36. The court can suspend or revoke a person's license for not more than 1 year. In addition, a person's license is subject suspension or revocation via a Point System from 2 months to 1 year.

37. 37. There are no imprisonment sanctions either (1) for exceeding the 65 MPH speed but >66 MPH but <74 MPH or exceeding the 75 MPH speed limit.