However, if you were speeding more than 10 mph over the limit, you’ll face a maximum penalty of $250 plus surcharges. The judge could also issue a license suspension or revocation, though it’s not mandatory. Plus, your insurance rates will increase, as the violation will go on your record.
If you go less than 10 mph over the speed limit in a 55 mph zone of another state’s interstate system highway, you won’t receive or be considered for a license suspension or revocation and insurance providers won’t raise your rates, which is the same with Arizona’s public highways. However, if you are caught going more than 10 mph over the speed limit, you’ll face steeper penalties and insurance rates.
Additionally, if you’re outside of urban areas (places with populations of 50,000 people or higher), the speed limit is either 65 mph or 75 mph on the individual interstate system highways. If you go any faster than the speed limit, it’s a civil traffic violation with a maximum penalty of $250 plus the surcharge. Here, too, you should expect your insurance rates to increase.
Local municipalities set speed limits and penalties within the state’s general guidelines, so check your city’s website to see how much a speeding ticket would cost.
Unlike all other forms of speeding, speeding in a school zone, where the speed limit is 15 mph, is a criminal, not a civil, traffic violation. If you commit this violation, the penalties will double (not including surcharges) and you will almost certainly face a hike in your insurance premiums.