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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UPDATED: Nov 17, 2021

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Written By: Rachel BodineReviewed By: Daniel WalkerUPDATED: Nov 17, 2021Fact Checked

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.

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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.

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

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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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Rachel Bodine graduated from college with a BA in English. She has since worked as a Feature Writer in the insurance industry and gained a deep knowledge of state and countrywide insurance laws and rates. Her research and writing focus on helping readers understand their insurance coverage and how to find savings. Her expert advice on insurance has been featured on sites like PhotoEnforced, All...

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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, including home, auto, umbrella, and dwelling fire insurance. He’s also been featured on sites like and Safeco. He reviews content, ensuring that ex...

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