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Speeding Ticket Fines

Virginia is serious about curbing speed violations in the State and has introduced speeding fines that can top $3,000.  More accurately, these are the fines imposed for speeding plus any reckless driving felony/misdemeanor violations you also incur.  


Typically, a driver will pay $5.00 for every mph he or she is driving over the speed limit plus court fees of $62.00.  Add to that the new civil penalties for Reckless Driving and you are looking at a tremendous fine!  Additionally, these civil remedial fees are not one-time payments.  You will be put on a scheduled payment plan where you will owe the specified amount annually:

  • 3-Point Demerit Violations at $5.00 for every mph over the posted speed limit:

Speeding 1-9 mph above the posted speed limit 

  • 4-Point Demerit Violations at $5.00 for every mph over the posted speed limit:

Speeding 10-14 mph above the posted speed limit

Speeding 15-19 mph above the posted speed limit

Speeding 10-19 mph above the posted speed limit 

  • 6-Point Demerit Violations at $5.00 for every mph over the posted speed limit plus all civil remedial fees:

Reckless driving - speeding in excess of 80 mph – Misdemeanor - $350.00 for each of the following 3 years

Reckless driving - speeding in excess of 80 mph – Felony - $1000.00 for each of the following 3 years

Reckless driving - speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit – Misdemeanor - $350.00 for each of the following 3 years

Reckless driving - speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit – Felony - $1000.00 for each of the following 3 years

Reckless driving - driving too fast for conditions – Misdemeanor - $350.00 for each of the following 3 years

Reckless driving - driving too fast for conditions – Felony - $1000.00 for each of the following 3 years


As you can see, the harshest civil remedial fee when added to the regular fees assessed when you are issued a reckless driving – speeding in excess of 80 mph ticket will cost you $3,000 + $400 (80 x $5) + $62 (court fees) = $3,462.00.  It is likely that you will have your Virginia license suspended and spend some time in jail, too.

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