Road & Track has posted a handy, mobile-friendly guide for all of you that would like to avoid a $500 ticket and the inevitable, seven-year spike in your insurance rates over the holiday weekend. It’s a fantastic resource for keeping yourself out of trouble.
A few key points:
- Going faster than 35 in a school zone in Arizona can net you 30 days in the joint.
- In Illinois, 26 miles per hour over the posted speed limit can earn a maximum fine of 12 months imprisonment, and a $2500 fine for a “class A” violation.
- In Minnesota (which has really homely state police livery on its cruisers, BTW), the “excessive speed” threshold doesn’t kick in until 100mph.
- Failure to give proper signals—for intent to turn, change lanes, slow down, or stop—is considered reckless driving in Virginia, which can result in a maximum penalty of 12 months imprisonment, $2500 fine and 6-month license suspension.
The guide is fantastic, with a profile of each state’s police livery so you can keep an eye out for rollers.
For the complete rundown, visit Road & Track.