Over the last few years, we have helped thousands of customers contest their traffic citations, and many of our customers have been cited for traveling over 100 miles-per-hour. Anything over 100 is a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 22348(b). "100" is the magic number when it comes to speeding tickets. Anything 99 mph or less is pretty standard, and a driver isn't facing any serious charges. Get caught for going over 100 MPH, however, and a driver can face some serious consequences. For starters, anything over 100 miles-per-hour is a two-point infraction, rather than the one point that a traditional speeding citation carries. Fines can close in on $1,000, and some judges will even suspend or restrict a defendant's driver's license for a period of up to 30 days, depending on driving history. For anything less than 100, most judges will allow you to attend traffic school, which keeps the point off of your record. For citations over 100 mph, though, judges will generally not allow a defendant to attend traffic school. Insurance companies that run a driving record will see the 2 points, and can increase insurance premiums drastically. On top off the 2 points, they'll see that it was for a rather dangerous-in-nature offense. We've had customers tell us that they've experienced rates increase by as much as 30-40%. Some insurance companies may even elect to cancel coverage. At TicketKick, we certainly don't condone speeding. With that said, if you are going to push the posted limits a bit, keep it under the century mark.
Posted in Speeding Tickets
Aug 25th, 2011