Can You Legally Go 5 Miles Over The Speed Limit In Texas?
When I'm in my zone and the music I have playing is just right, it's really hard not to press down on the accelerator when I'm traveling the roads in Texas. Let's face it, driving on a wide open highway for miles and miles is not the most exciting thing in the world.
If you've spent any amount of time driving on the highway, you know what I'm talking about. What would happen if I bumped the cruise control up just a bit? I'm willing to bet most of us have done it, so now it's time to answer that burning question. Is it legal in Texas to go just five miles over the speed limit?
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The website from Stephens Law Firm gives answers. Driving just five miles over the speed limit in Texas may not seem like a big deal, but it can still result in a ticket. While law enforcement officers have some discretion when it comes to issuing speeding tickets, exceeding the speed limit, by any amount, can lead to ticketing and fines. Some of the fines can run steep, up to $200 or more depending on the county in which it was issued.
In addition to fines, there's always the possibility of it affecting your driving record and increasing insurance rates, which is also a bummer. Play it secure. Ensure your safety and that of others on the road. Obey speed limits and drive responsibly. It's always better to arrive a few minutes late than not to arrive at all.
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