It’s hard to say which state’s the worst for speeding tickets because from your perspective, it’s the state where you got pulled over and hit with a huge fine.
But from a more objective standpoint, these are the nine U.S. states that are the most evil when it comes to speeding tickets.
Most Expensive First Offense:
Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Nevada, and New Hampshire. In all five states, you’re looking at a fine of up to $1,000 on a first offense and potentially a year in jail if you were speeding in a construction or school zone.
Most Expensive State to Fight a Ticket:
Massachusetts. If you want to fight a ticket, no matter how much it’s for, you have to pay more than $300 in court fees. And they’re non-refundable, even if you win.
Worst Speed Traps:
Vermont and Connecticut. Vermont has a lot of places where speed limits suddenly drop and there’s a cop waiting right there to get you. But Connecticut has the most unmarked police cars in the country by far.
Most Tickets Written:
Washington D.C. There are around half a million residents in D.C. and cops write more than 430,000 tickets a year.