If personal safety doesn’t motivate you to follow the speed limit, maybe the damage to your wallet will. A study from NerdWallet as reported by the Virginian-Pilot, shows Norfolk residents pay the second-highest insurance rates for speeding tickets in Virginia due to its higher population density. Richmond is number one. More traffic on the road leads to an increased risk of accidents, therefore higher insurance costs when you don’t obey the rules. The study reports that Norfolk drivers who receive speeding tickets could pay an extra $77.17 for insurance in a year, typically for the following three years. That ticket just cost you a great deal more.
Virginia has the sixth-longest commute time in the nation, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destination without speeding. It’s also important to remember that speed limits, stop signs, and all other general rules of the road are created with safety in mind. When you obey these rules, you significantly reduce your risk of being in an accident or getting a ticket. That being said, sometimes accidents occur due to other’s negligence and through no fault of your own. When that happens, it’s good to have an experienced lawyer on your side to protect your rights. Feel free to contact us if you have been injured due to the negligence of another driver.