Speed kills. We have all been told that since driver's education class, and yet America drivers routinely exceed the speed limit. To find out which states take the hardest line on dangerous driving behavior, the leading personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015's Strictest and Most Lenient States on Speeding and Reckless Driving.

WalletHub analyzed penalties for speeding and reckless driving in each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 12 key metrics. Our data set ranges from what speeds are automatically considered reckless driving to how many speeding tickets it takes to earn an automatic license suspension.

Speeding and Reckless Driving Penalties in Texas (1=Strictest; 25=Avg.):

11th – Speeding Automatically Considered Reckless Driving16th – Average Increase in Cost of Insurance After One Speeding Ticket4th – How Much Do Speeding Ticket Points Count Toward a Suspension6th – Minimum Jail Time (first reckless offense)8th – Minimum Jail Time (second reckless offense)18th – Maximum Fine (second reckless offense)For the full report, please visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/strictest-and-most-lenient-states-on-speeding/14211/

 

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