The Average Cost of a Kentucky Speeding Ticket

By Noel Shankel
Receiving a speeding ticket in Kentucky can result in a fine.

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The fine attached to a Kentucky speeding ticket will be determined by a variety of factors, including how fast the driver was traveling over the speed limit and where the infraction occurred. Legal remedies do exist for those who think the ticket was given in error.

Determining The Fine

Numerous factors will determine the speeding ticket fine.

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The cost of a speeding ticket in Kentucky depends on how fast over the speed limit a driver was going. For example, if someone drives 25 mph over the speed limit in a 55-mph zone, they will be fined $198. If someone drives 25 mph over the limit in a 45-mph zone, the fine is lowered to $193. However, these fines increase if the ticket is issued in a work zone.

Court Costs

The most expensive part of a Kentucky speeding ticket is the court costs attached. Before 2002, if a Kentucky driver was caught speeding 15 mph over the limit, he would have to pay a $55 dollar fine and a $184 court cost. In 2002, the Kentucky Legislature increased the court cost to $210.

No Pay

There are ways in Kentucky to avoid paying your speeding ticket. For example, you may choose to fight the ticket in a Kentucky court. A judge may also sentence you to Kentucky State Traffic School (STS) instead of paying the citation. However, a $15 enrollment fee would apply.

About the Author

Based in California, Noel Shankel has been writing and directing since 2002. His work has been published in "Law of Inertia Magazine." Shankel has a Bachelor of Arts in film and writing from San Francisco State University.

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