Photos: Ten most expensive places to get a speeding ticket in Colorado
Big photos below.
There's no faster way to ruin your day than getting a speeding ticket -- but traffic stops like these are more expensive in some cities than others.
The folks at NerdWallet.com recently set out to discover the true cost in Colorado of a ticket for going more than twenty miles per hour over the speed limit, and the amount differs from place to place. Below, we've assembled the ten priciest locations, featuring photos and excerpts from NerdWallet.com text. Count them down below and to see the original post, click here.
Before we get started, here's a NerdWallet.com note about how the totals below were calculated that addresses some comments made about this post:
The average insurance increase for Colorado drivers after a 20 miles per hour speeding ticket is $135.61 per year, and insurance increases often last for three years. That means a $232 ticket actually costs drivers $638.83.
Number 10: Aurora
Price of ticket: $654.77 In Aurora, many state legislators are able to avoid both parking fines and speeding tickets. The legislators use license plates that are not registered with the DMV. The Department of Public Works relies on the DMV's database to contact people with unpaid tickets and are therefore unable to contact people with unregistered license plates....
Number 9: Greeley
Price of ticket: $658.47
Greeley State Sen. Scott Renfroe is spearheading a bill that will impact drivers across Colorado. His bill, which would ban speeding cameras in Colorado, just passed the state senate. He argues that speeding cameras do not actually increase driver safety....
Editor's note: Renfroe's bill was recently transformed from a red-light camera ban into a study.
Continue to keep counting down the ten most expensive places to get a speeding ticket in Colorado.Next Page
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.