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Report: Nevada is the most expensive state for speeding fines

Posted at 9:35 AM, Mar 06, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada is the most expensive state for speeding and running a red light, according to a newly-released report from GoCompare.

When it comes to using a phone while driving, we rank towards the bottom of the list.

GoCompare researched all 50 U.S. states and ranked their varying costs of driving fines (with no added surcharges) based on speeding 13mph over the limit, running a red light, and using a cellphone while driving.

SPEEDING FINES IN THE U.S.:

Most expensive states:

Nevada, $1,000
New York, $300
Mississippi, $300
Alaska , $300
Arizona, $250

Least expensive states:

Oklahoma, $20
Alabama, $20
New Mexico, $30
Delaware, $33
Idaho, $33.50

RUNNING A RED LIGHT:

Most expensive states

Nevada, $1,000
New York, $300
Minnesota, $300
Oregon, $265
Arizona, $250

Least expensive states

New Mexico, $10
Wisconsin, $30
Indiana, $35.50
Washington, $48
Tennessee, $50

USING A CELLPHONE WHILE DRIVING:

The fine in Nevada for using a cellphone while driving is $50, placing it nearer the bottom five states than the top 5 states.

Most expensive states

Alaska, $10,000
Oregon, $1,000
Indiana, $500
Louisiana, $500
New Jersey, $400

Least expensive states

Montana, $0
California, $20
Wisconsin, $20
Missouri, $20.50
Alabama, $25

GoCompare also researched other countries. For countries with fines relative to the offender's income, it is assumed that the offender earned the country's average monthly salary.

Below shows how Nevada ranks in comparison.

SPEEDING FINES INTERNATIONALLY:

Nevada, $1,000

Norway, $768
Iceland, $560
Estonia, $468
United Kingdom, $446
Australia, $423
Sweden, $308
Switzerland, $270
Israel, $210
Netherlands, $208
Italy, $198

RUNNING A RED LIGHT INTERNATIONALLY:

Nevada, $1,000

Greece, $819
Norway, $816
Israel, $420
Slovenia, $351
Sweden, $330
Australia, $323
Netherlands, $269
Switzerland, $260
Denmark, $240
Estonia, $234

CELLPHONE TICKETS INTERNATIONALLY:

Canada, $283
Israel, $280
Iceland, $280
Netherlands, $269
United Kingdom, $264
Australia, $243
Spain, $234
Norway, $204
Italy, $187
Denmark, $180

Nevada, $50

A full list of resources can be found here.

You can explore the results of the report on the GoCompare website below.