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Speeding Ticket

Virginia Driver’s License Points System

To punish repeat offenders, Virginia uses a driver’s license points system. Every time you’re convicted of a moving violation, points are added to your record. If you get too many points, your license will be suspended.

Here’s an outline of the penalty points for various moving violations in Virginia:

  • Speeding 1 to 9 mph over the limit – 3 points
  • Speeding 10 to 19 mph over the limit – 4 points
  • Speeding 20 mph or more over the limit – 6 points
  • Following too closely – 4 points

Speeding Ticket Fines

Virginia is serious about curbing speed violations in the State and has introduced speeding fines that can top $3,000.  More accurately, these are the fines imposed for speeding plus any reckless driving felony/misdemeanor violations you also incur.  Typically, a driver will pay $5.00 for every mph he or she is driving over the speed limit plus court fees of $62.00.  Add to that the new civil penalties for Reckless Driving and you are looking at a tremendous fine!  Additionally, these civil remedial fees are not one-time payments.  You will be put on a scheduled payment plan where you will owe the specified amount annually:

3-Point Demerit Violations at $5.00 for every mph over the posted speed limit:

  • Speeding 1-9 mph above the posted speed limit

4-Point Demerit Violations at $5.00 for every mph over the posted speed limit:

  • Speeding 10-14 mph above the posted speed limit
  • Speeding 15-19 mph above the posted speed limit
  • Speeding 10-19 mph above the posted speed limit

6-Point Demerit Violations at $5.00 for every mph over the posted speed limit plus all civil remedial fees:

  • Reckless driving – speeding in excess of 80 mph – Misdemeanor – $350.00 for each of the following 3 years
  • Reckless driving – speeding in excess of 80 mph – Felony – $1000.00 for each of the following 3 years