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Do Sports Cars Get Speeding Tickets More Often?

on July 15, 2021

Do Sports Cars Get Speeding Tickets More Often?

on July 15, 2021

Sports cars are becoming more popular, as these vehicles have slowly begun to become affordable to the general public.  Sports cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati, Porsche, BMW, etc are still very expensive sports car options, but nowadays, other vehicle manufacturer brands have begun to make affordable sports vehicles for every budget.  

Brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Mazda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Honda, and Fiat all have sports car options that can fit into almost any budget.  However, these higher horsepower cars are more prone to getting a speeding ticket.  

Fastest Sports Cars and Speeding Tickets

If you are driving a fast sports car with high horsepower, you are more likely to get a speeding ticket due to the simple nature that you are more than likely going to be driving 5 to 10 mph faster than the speed limits without even realizing it.  

Vehicles that have these high-performance capabilities can reach speeds quicker than a person behind the wheel might realize.  Surprisingly, it does not just sport cars, it is also muscle cars. It does not matter if you are driving a flashy sports car or just an affordable sedan or coupe, you are prone to a speeding ticket if you are caught.  

There is also a giant array of electric sports cars that can achieve high speeds in a short amount of time, including some Tesla and Lotus vehicles, which can achieve extreme speeds in a matter of seconds.  

Speeding Ticket 101

If you are driving a sports vehicle and you end up with a speeding ticket, the cost depends on two main factors, the state that you receive the ticket in, and how many miles over the speed limit you were driving are all contributing factors towards a speeding ticket.  

For example, if you get pulled over in your sports vehicle in New York for speeding, and you were driving 8 miles over the speed limit, you will probably get a $130 speeding ticket, but if you are caught speeding 20 miles over the speed limit, it could be closer to the $200 range.  

If you are wondering how long a speeding ticket stays on your record, it all depends on the state that you live in because each state has different laws about speeding and driving records.  If you live in New Hampshire, a speeding ticket can stay on your record for three years, while in New Mexico, a speeding ticket will only stay on your record for one year.  

Nowadays, you can pay for your speeding ticket online to make the process faster, if you do end up with one.  However, you should always avoid speeding because it could put you or someone else into a major accident.  

Driving Tips

If you want to enjoy driving a sports car, it’s best to take extra precautions on the road and stick to the speed limit.  Following safe driving tips, highway driving tips, and defensive driving tips will not only save you from a vehicular accident, but it could potentially save you or someone else on the roadway from a serious injury or death.  

Speed limit signs are designed to keep everyone on the road safe, so you should always take extra precautions to make sure that you are following the laws and rules of the road.  We understand that driving a sports car will make you want to speed up a bit, but try to resist the urge and temptation.  

Finally, if your sports vehicle has a malfunction on the side of the road, make sure that you are prepared by having a DriveSmart Warranty in your glove compartment.  Simply call the 24/7 roadside assistance number, and they will bring your sports car to the nearest certified repair facility to conduct repairs on the vehicle.  The best part about a DriveSmart Warranty is that all repairs will be paid for by DriveSmart, you will never have to pay out of pocket again, besides a small deductible.  

Written by: Stephen Lubas

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