What does a ticket cost?

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The cost of traffic tickets is dependant on the nature of the violation and also the location in which the citation was given.  Some states, such as Oregon, provide a standard list of ticket costs on the DMV website.

Ticket Cost

Once again, the cost of a traffic ticket depends on the nature of the violation.

Generally speaking, however, you can expect to pay $50 to $450 for parking tickets, and $100 to $1,100 for speeding tickets. The difference between citation costs is the difference from speeding by 10 mph and 100 or more mph. Similarly, the difference between paying $50 and $450 for a parking violation, is the difference between blocking a disabled space, and using a disabled permit unlawfully.

Traffic School

Depending on the severity of the violation, it might be possible to lower the cost of the ticket by attending a defensive driving or traffic school course. You’ll need to speak with the police officer or the judge who handles your ticket for more information about this possibility.

Contact your DMV

For more detailed information regarding the cost of traffic tickets in your state, contact your local DMV office or visit your state’s DMV website.

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