In 2021, there were 261 speeding drivers involved in fatal crashes in Wisconsin, representing 30 percent of all deadly accidents, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In about two-thirds of these speeding-related fatal crashes, the driver was going 55 miles per hour (mph) or higher, reaching or exceeding the state’s default limit if there were no speeds posted in a given area.
Speeding isn’t only a matter of life and death. If you’re convicted of speeding, you can face fines, imprisonment, community service, points on your driving record, and a higher car insurance premium. Let’s look closer at how a moving violation like a speeding ticket affects your insurance, since such an offense can raise your premium for as long as the ticket stays on your driving record.