# What is the minimum penalty if you are given a citation for driving over the speed limit Massachusetts?

## What is the minimum penalty if you are given a citation for driving over the speed limit Massachusetts?

a \$105
The lowest penalty for driving above the speed limit is a \$105 fine. If you drive more than ten miles per hour (mph) over the speed limit, you must pay an extra \$10 for each mph you were traveling above the first ten.

What is the penalty for doing 40mph in a 30mph zone?

30mph speed limit zones are very common, and are usually implemented in populated areas for the safety of everyone. If you get caught driving at 31mph to 40mph in a 30mph zone, you’ll probably get a fine of 50% of your weekly income. You’ll also probably get three points on your licence.

What is the highest fine for speeding?

The largest speeding fine is a reported \$290,000 (£180,000) ticket given to an anonymous Swiss motorist who was caught driving 137 km/h (85 mph) in a 80 km/h (50 mph) zone in a village near St. Gallen, Switzerland, in January 2010.

### Which is the upper limit of the 10 mph pace?

The ten MPH pace is defined as the 10 MPH band of travel speeds containing the largest number of observed vehicles. ITE draft guidelines suggest that the speed limit within a speed zone shall be set at the nearest 5 MPH increment to the 85th percentile speed or the upper limit of the 10 MPH pace.

Which is the 85th percentile of the speed limit?

ITE draft guidelines suggest that the speed limit within a speed zone shall be set at the nearest 5 MPH increment to the 85th percentile speed or the upper limit of the 10 MPH pace. Mike – Do you cover existing speed limit signs during the survey so drivers are not influenced by legal ramifications?

Why is there a 60 mph speed limit?

In our previous example, a 60 MPH speed limit would be recommended because speed limits are set in 5 MPH increments. 60 MPH was chosen over 65 MPH due to the current roadway speed limit of 55 MPH, the 2-lane layout of the road, and lack of separation between opposing traffic flows.

## Why do people drive faster at the 85% percentile?

People may desire to drive even faster but do not want speeding tickets and drive a speed where they think they will not be pulled over. So, when we rise the speed to the 85%-ile, which typically will be around 5 mph above the old speed limit, people will drive even faster.