Fines for Speeding in Virginia

(Because these amounts frequently change, please use these amounts only as estimates.)

 

There are various costs and fines associated with a speeding ticket in Virginia. If you decide to prepay your speeding ticket the fines will be approximately as follows:

 

46.2-870   Speeding Generally $6 per mph over the speed limit
46.2-871   Speeding: School Buses $6 per mph over the speed limit
46.2-872   Speeding: Special Permit Vehicles $6 per mph over the speed limit
46.2-873   Speeding in School Zone   $7 per mph over the speed limit
46.2-874   Speeding in Business/Residential Districts $6 per mph over the speed limit
46.2-876   Speeding: Passenger Vehicles w/ Trailers $6 per mph over the speed limit
46.2-878   Exceeding Speed Limit Set by DOT $6 per mph over the speed limit
46.2-878.1   Speeding in a Work Zone $7 per mph over the speed limit
46.2-878.2   Speeding: Certain Residential Zone $200 + $8 per mph over the limit
46.2-881   Speeding in Certain Bridges/Tunnels $6 per mph over the speed limit
    Court Costs (also known as Processing Fees)  $62.00 for the first charge, $11 for each additional charge with the same court date.

 

When a driver goes to court to challenge a traffic ticket, the worst maximum fine the judge may order is $250 in addition to the $62 court costs. (If you are charged with speeding in a Highway Safety Corridor then the fine doubles).

 

If a driver does not prepay his speeding ticket and does not appear in court then the court will try the defendant in abstentia(in their absence). There is a $35 additional fee for trials in abstentia.

 

(Because these amounts frequently change, please use these amounts only as estimates.)