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What is the most common type of traffic ticket in Pennsylvania?

One very common run-in with the law individuals can have are traffic tickets. Statistics suggest that, every day, thousands of such tickets are issued here in Pennsylvania. According to data from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, between 2013 and 2017, the average for summary traffic violations issued in the state per day was 3,796. Overall, this five-year time period saw over 6.9 million such violations issued in the state.

Traffic tickets can come up in connection to a range of different alleged traffic violations. What violation is connected to the most tickets in the state? According to the AOPC statistics, speeding holds this top spot.

Speeding tickets made up 22 percent of all traffic tickets issued in the state between 2013 and 2017. This topped other traffic violations by a pretty big margin.

So, speeding tickets are a very common type of traffic ticket in the state. Being accused of speeding can expose individuals to many consequences, including:

  • Fines
  • Court costs
  • License points (which could endanger your license)
  • Having to attend a driver improvement school
  • Upped insurance rates

What specific consequences a person could face in connection to a speeding ticket depends on factors such as how many miles per hour he or she is accused of having gone over the speed limit.

As the potential consequences of speeding tickets can vary based on the circumstances, so too can what the best route for responding to a such a ticket would be. Skilled traffic violation defense attorneys can give individuals who have received speeding tickets guidance on what defense options might be the best fit for their situation and goals.

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