Florida Leads States in Ticketing Speeding Drivers: Study

November 29, 2012

Speeding drivers are more likely to get ticketed in the Sunshine State than in any other state, according to a new study from CarInsuranceQuotes.com, an auto insurance services provider.

In 2011, Florida police handed out 17,995 non-criminal traffic citations for speeding above the posted limit, and an additional 6,132 citations for driving too fast for road conditions, according to data from the Florida Highway Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Georgia and Nevada were tied for the second most likely state to get slapped with a speeding ticket. They were followed by Texas, Alabama, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.

The study also named the city of Waldo, in Alachua County, Florida, as one of the worst U.S. cities for speed traps. Other cities around the country the study mentioned for speed traps are Flower Mound, Texas; Livonia, Michigan; Estelline, Texas; Winthrop, Washington; Bellevue, Iowa; and Summersville, West Virginia.

The CarInsuranceQuotes.com used data from several state and national sources for its study, including the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Governors Highway Safety Association, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Latest Comments

  • November 30, 2012 at 9:36 am
    301 Driver says:
    Taking US 301 cuts an hour off of the drive through Florida. It happens to take you through a number of small towns where you have to slow down. Waldo even goes and extra st... read more
  • November 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    DJ says:
    WALDO...a name to be feared! Guess their well deserved reputation means they have less accidents??? It is a pretty little FL town...if that is all they can be famous for, it's... read more
  • November 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Wildcat says:
    In Waldo, 35 mph posted means do 30 just in case your speedometer is wrong.
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