As much as we’d like to all claim to be perfect drivers, we’re all guilty of reckless behavior now and again. Whether it’s speeding, or playing with our devices behind the wheel, lots of us are just taking a chance that we’ll get away with it without getting pulled over, or even worse, getting into an accident.
Well, it turns out there are some cities where you’re more likely to get caught, and others where you may be more lucky, and a new report reveals which ones they are. WalletHub has just come out with their list of the strictest states when it comes to speeding and reckless driving, so next time you’re getting behind the wheel you may want to take note.
The site compared driving laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and finds that Delaware is the state that’s the strictest when it comes to dangerous driving. The state earns an overall score of 20 and is tops in reckless driving penalties, and eighth in speeding enforcement. As for the state where you’re most likely to get caught speeding, that would be Virginia.
Top Ten Strictest Speeding and Dangerous Driving States (click here to see where your state falls on the list)
3. Arizona (tied)
3. New Mexico (tied)
7. North Carolina
8. Illinois (tied)
8. Virginia (tied)
8. Alabama (tied)
8. Washington (tied)
As for the state where you can get away with the most reckless driving, that would be Texas, which earns an overall score of 2.5 and ranks dead last for speeding enforcement.
- ONE MORE THING! You may want to think twice before you drive recklessly because it can be costly. WalletHub finds that the average cost of a reckless driving ticket is $845, with Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico and Ohio having the lowest ticket ($100), and Oregon having the most expensive (about $6,250).