How to Find Out How Much a Speeding Ticket Will Cost

By Chelsea Fitzgerald
A traffic ticket may also cost you court fees and an increase in your insurance premiums.

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The cost of your fine on your speeding ticket is based on a few factors. Whether the ticket was for speeding alone or had other charges tacked onto it, the speed at which you were driving and the amount of recklessness that the violation involved, all affect the cost. Not only do you have to pay the price of the ticket, you may also have to appear in court and pay court costs depending on the actual violation. You have to consider how much this may raise your insurance premiums if you have other tickets on your record within a certain period. The exact cost of your ticket is easily accessible by contacting the right agency.

Call the number listed on your speeding ticket. The court date and time will be on the ticket along with the contact information. The clerk can give you the exact cost of your ticket if you do not have to appear in court.

Phone your local Department of Motor Vehicles, according to the DMV Answers website. If you supply your ticket number or the violation code, the agency will tell you the amount of money to pay the state.

Contact the police department in the city where you received the fine. It should have a list of the individual costs of each fine. If the ticket was given to you out of state or in another county, be sure to mail the fine on time or pay it online, if that is allowed. If you do not pay it before the deadline, there may be late fees and other fines added to the amount.

Call the court clerk's office in the county where you received your ticket. This office will be glad to tell you the cost of your ticket and the address.

About the Author

Chelsea Fitzgerald covers topics related to family, health, green living and travel. Before her writing career, she worked in the medical field for 21 years. Fitzgerald studied education at the University of Arkansas and University of Memphis.

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