Texas: Speeding

Tiered Speed Limit Fines

Texas speeding ticket fines are set by the municipality in which you received a ticket. Your ticket may show the fine on it, or you may need to contact the court. There is a different scale in each municipality. To give you an idea, here are average fines in a few different cities:

  • Houston
    • 1-5 miles per hour over speed limit: $165
    • 6-9 miles per hour over speed limit: $180
    • 10-14 miles per hour over speed limit: $195
    • 15-19 miles per hour over speed limit: $240
    • 20-29 miles per hour over speed limit: $265
    • 30 miles or more per hour over speed limit: $300
  • Austin
    • 5 miles per hour or less over speed limit: $164
    • 6-10 miles per hour or less over speed limit: $194
    • 11-15 miles per hour or less over speed limit: $239
    • 16-20 miles per hour or less over speed limit: $284
    • 21-25 miles per hour or less over speed limit: $301
    • 26-30 miles per hour or less over speed limit: $301
  • San Antonio
    • $166 for the first 10 miles per hour over speed limit and then $5 more for each additional mile per hour over that.

 

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Texas Cities – Speeding Statistics

Texas is the state with the fifth highest volume of speeding tickets in the U.S. Here are some other statistics about speeding in Texas:

  • The largest “speed traps” tend to be counties on the I-10 and I-20 corridors; many of these counties are highly reliant on revenues from traffic violations.
  • Despite a population around 4,000, Sutton County recorded 378 speeding tickets of drivers going over 100 miles per hour in the first 11 months of 2015.
  • The greater Houston and Austin areas are also dense areas for speeding tickets; Montgomery, in Houston’s Harris County, saw 2,515 traffic tickets last year despite the fact the population is less than 700 people.
  • The largest speed traps in North Texas cities over 10,000 people, particularly around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, are Southlake and Hurst (each of which has 0.5 traffic tickets per capita).