I Was Just Keeping Up with the Traffic

If you're like me, and I'm not saying to be like me at all, you probably feel okay driving a bit over the speed limit. I mean, sometimes you just have to keep up with the traffic. It always seems like a good idea to set the cruise control on the highway, but I rarely set it at the posted speed limit.


For many of us drivers, the temptation to exceed the speed limit is a constant struggle. Whether it's the rush to make it on time to an important appointment or simply the thrill of pushing the pedal a little harder to beat that Google Maps arrival time.

However, when actually thinking about going over the speed limit, you always have that fear of earning yourself a traffic ticket, and the other consequences like financial penalties, or increased insurance rates in the back of your mind. But is there a safe number that we can drive without worrying about getting pulled over?


Can You Get a Speeding Ticket for Going 5 MPH Over the Speed Limit?

Well, spoiler alert: You can actually get pulled over for going only 1 mile faster than the posted speed limit in Indiana. This has to be extremely rare, but I always feel like 5 or 10 over is probably okay. And thinking that is wrong, too.

Exploring Speeding Laws in Indiana

Generally, police officers have the option of giving you a warning, or actually issuing a ticket which comes with the fun of a fee and possibly other consequences. I can almost guarantee that anyone who has ever received a traffic ticket for going 1 to 5 miles over the speed limit probably had some other legal issues going on.

Vanderburgh County Traffic Ticket Fees

  • The Financial Impact: Exceeding the speed limit and receiving a traffic ticket can have a significant financial impact. Fines vary depending on the jurisdiction and the extent to which the speed limit was exceeded, but they can add up quickly.
  • Insurance Consequences: A traffic ticket for speeding can also have implications for your auto insurance premiums. Insurance providers often view traffic violations as red flags, indicating a higher risk of accidents or reckless behavior.
  • Legal Ramifications: In some cases, exceeding the speed limit can lead to more severe legal consequences beyond a mere traffic ticket. Reckless driving, excessive speeding, or endangering others on the road can result in criminal charges.
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