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Speeding is a surprisingly common traffic offense. Florida’s basic speeding laws prevent drivers from going at a speed “greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.” For example, driving over 65 miles per hour may be fine on a sunny day, but when it’s raining, the same behavior might be considered extremely dangerous. However, posted speed signs indicate what the speed limit is in most areas. If you are caught going over the posted speed limit, you could be charged with speeding.
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Most speed signs will indicate what the speed limit is in a particular area. The law requires maximum speed limits to be clearly posted. Likewise, highway speed limits are 70 miles per hour or less, and most residential and business areas have 30 mph signs posted.
A speeding violation will usually end up costing you up to $500 in fines. However, if you are caught speeding in a school or construction zones, where more pedestrians might be in danger, the maximum fine becomes $1,000. Likewise, a judge can order the driver to participate in a driver improvement school in addition to the fine.
In particular cases, speeding can also lead to a charge of reckless driving. Reckless driving happens when a driver operates a vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of people or property. The penalty for this charge ranges from $25 to $500 in fines and/ or up to 90 days in jail.
Speeding violations will also add at least three points to your driving record. After accumulating too many points, your license can be suspended. Likewise, your insurance premiums may rise becuse of the additional points.
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If you’re facing a speeding violation and you wish to challenge it, make sure you have a skilled Florida criminal defense lawyeron your side. Musca Law has more than 150 years of combined legal experience to offer your case. Let us see what we can do for you.