I found out first hand some years back. Picked up a Ducati 999 and the ignorant bug bit me bad. 147 MPH in a 70, excessive accelleration, wreckless driving and something else. Would have been fine if I wouldn't have ran out of gas. Needless to say, the bike was impouned, I was impounded and I almost lost my license. Let's see, $600 for lawyer, $225 to get bike back and my $550 bond fee.
20 to 24 mph over here in Colorado is a 6 point ticket and cost me $265. 25+ mph over is a felony if the officer wants to enforce it. I know I was going almost 30 over but was still cited for doing 24 over it was in a 55 on I-70 going with traffic. It's all up to the officer on what they want to do.
Uh, you're in Colorado. Everyone speeds here. True that 20+ is most likely going to cause issues. Most local or CSP won't pull you over for under 5MPH over. I try not to push it though.
Don't count on that one. Many jurisdictions are using those tickets as a source of revenue - I believe it was Denver that has a line item for it in their budget, and they count on more income from those tickets because they're losing money on so many other sources.
Originally Posted by ColoJeeper
Get a good radar detector and don't go crazy. Keep it to the speedlimit in town.
Lots o'lasers out there. Just sayin'
Jim - 96 Cherokee
Most states have a provision that two or three violations constitute "reckless" driving, which is an offense which allows for the impounding of your vehicle. If you were caught just speeding, I don't believe your car would have been impounded....at least not in California.
I understand laws vary from state to state, and I was just curious how the other states operate. Thanks for the information.