States with the highest, lowest number of speeding tickets issued

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(NEWS10) – A new report shows which states have the highest and lowest number of speeders.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding killed 9,717 people, accounting for more than a quarter (26 percent) of all traffic fatalities that year.

Yonkers Honda calculated which states gave drivers the most and least amount of traffic tickets. Hover over a state to see its total number of speeding tickets issued and the number of tickets issued per 10,000 citizens (2011-2017).

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The national average for tickets issued per 10,000 citizens (2011-2017) is 45.19.

The NHTSA says speeding is more than just breaking the law:

  • Greater potential for loss of vehicle control;
  • Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment;
  • Increased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger;
  • Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries;
  • Economic implications of a speed-related crash; and
  • Increased fuel consumption/cost.

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