The Need for Speed

Speeding in America is a real problem, and laws aren't making it easier. In Texas and Utah, for example, the speed limit is 80 mph on some rural interstates.

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Sara Routhier, Outreach Managing Editor, has professional experience as an educator, SEO specialist, and content marketer. She has over five years of experience in the insurance industry. As a researcher, data nerd, writer, and editor she strives...

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Dan Walker graduated with a BS in Administrative Management in 2005 and has been working in his family’s insurance agency, FCI Agency, for 15 years (BBB A+). He is licensed as an agent to write property and casualty insurance...

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UPDATED: Apr 20, 2020

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Things to Remember...

  • Texas and Utah are the fastest states in the nation
  • The most expensive speeding ticket ever issued was in Switzerland
  • Defensive driving courses can help you become a better driver

There are many surprising statistics about speeding in America. You probably don’t know which car model has the highest rate of ticketing or just how dangerous going over the limit really is.

Below is a collection of speeding data to get you up to speed about driving fast.

Read through the speeding statistics, speeding facts, and speeding dangers below, and then be sure to enter your ZIP code above for free auto insurance quotes.

Now that you know some of the dangers of speeding you can better understand the various speeding laws that are in place!

Speeding accidents and even speeding deaths are far too common.

Take steps to be a safe and alert driver that drives at or close to the speed limit.

Be sure to protect yourself from other crazy drivers with adequate car insurance coverage.

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