How Much will your Speeding or Reckless Driving Ticket Cost?

Las Vegas Reckless DrivingDo you like to speed? Many of us do. Almost 40%, in fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To quote, 39% of drivers “enjoy the feeling of speed.”

Well, the thrill aside, there can be some unhappy consequences to speeding– such as receiving a Las Vegas Traffic Ticket, hiked insurance rates, and in even more grave situations: an accident.

A recent study conducted by a third party organization took statistics from all 50 states in order to see what the average fines were associated with various Traffic Tickets. The sample driver was a 35 year old man with good credit and no previous accidents over the past five years. Here are the findings:

1. Speeding in a School Zone

Average Fine: starts around $200-$500 with additional costs for higher speeds.
Average Insurance Hike: almost 19%

2. Littering From a Vehicle

Average Fine: anywhere between $100-$1000 for the first offense.
Average Insurance Hike: about 11%

3. Reckless Driving

This is where things get tricky… and expensive. Here are some details for Nevada.

The punishment for reckless driving in Nevada includes eight (8) demerit points added to your drivers’ license as well as possible high fines and incarceration. Misdemeanor reckless driving charges are brought in cases where no death or injury resulted:

  • for a first offense, $250 to $1,000,
  • for a second offense, $1,000 to $1,500, or
  • for a third offense, $1,500 to $2,000.

Felony Reckless Driving: A driver may be charged with felony reckless driving in Nevada if prosecutors believe that the driver’s recklessness was the “proximate cause” of the death or substantial bodily harm of someone else. It is a category B felony in Nevada carrying penalties of:

  • one to six years in Nevada State Prison, and
  • $2,000 to $5,000 in fines.

If a driver suspected of “reckless driving causing death” in Nevada allegedly disregards an officer’s order to stop or tries to evade the officer, the driver can be charged with a category B felony of two to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. (NRS 484B.550)

Average Insurance Hike: about 65%

4. Street Racing

Average Fine: at least $1,000. Other potential consequences include having your license revoked, being arrested and having your vehicle impounded for 30 days or more. Also, many auto insurance companies will completely drop you if you’re found guilty of street racing.

Average Insurance Hike 73%

Are you facing intimidating Traffic Charges for Reckless Driving, or any other moving violation? Contact our Law Office today at 702 382-2000 for a Free Consultation. We can help, in most cases, have your charges drastically reduced, keep you out of jail, and save you time, stress, and embarrassment to your family. Call today.

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