Driving Citation Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Date Verified: 7.8.2014
A traffic ticket is a notice issued by a law enforcement official to a motorist or other road user, accusing violation of traffic laws. Traffic tickets generally come in two forms, citing a moving violation, such as exceeding the speed limit, or a non-moving violation, such as a parking violation, with the ticket also being referred to as a parking citation, notice of illegal parking or parking ticket. In the United States, most traffic laws are codified in a variety of state, county and municipal laws or ordinances, with most minor violations classified as civil infractions. What constitutes a “minor violation” or infraction varies, examples include non-moving violations, defective or improper vehicle equipment, seat belt and child-restraint safety violations, and insufficient proof of license, insurance or registration.
Driving Citation Statistics
Average number of people per day that receive a speeding ticket112,000
Total annual number of people who receive speeding tickets41,000,000
Total percentage of drivers that will get a speeding ticket this year20.6 %
Average cost of a speeding ticket (including fees)$152
Total paid in speeding tickets per year$6,232,000,000
Average annual speeding ticket revenue per U.S. police officer$300,000
Percent speeding tickets that get contested in traffic court5 %
Total number of licensed drivers in America today196,000,000
Top 10 Driving Citation States
RankState
1Ohio
2Pennsylvania
3New York
4 California
5Texas
6Georgia
7Virginia
8North Carolina
9Massachusetts
10Connecticut
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