Photos: Ten most expensive places to get a speeding ticket in Colorado

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There's no faster way to ruin your day than getting a speeding ticket -- but traffic stops like these are more expensive in some cities than others.

The folks at NerdWallet.com recently set out to discover the true cost in Colorado of a ticket for going more than twenty miles per hour over the speed limit, and the amount differs from place to place. Below, we've assembled the ten priciest locations, featuring photos and excerpts from NerdWallet.com text. Count them down below and to see the original post, click here.

Before we get started, here's a NerdWallet.com note about how the totals below were calculated that addresses some comments made about this post:

The average insurance increase for Colorado drivers after a 20 miles per hour speeding ticket is $135.61 per year, and insurance increases often last for three years. That means a $232 ticket actually costs drivers $638.83.
Number 10: Aurora
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Price of ticket: $654.77

In Aurora, many state legislators are able to avoid both parking fines and speeding tickets. The legislators use license plates that are not registered with the DMV. The Department of Public Works relies on the DMV's database to contact people with unpaid tickets and are therefore unable to contact people with unregistered license plates....

Number 9: Greeley
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Price of ticket: $658.47

Greeley State Sen. Scott Renfroe is spearheading a bill that will impact drivers across Colorado. His bill, which would ban speeding cameras in Colorado, just passed the state senate. He argues that speeding cameras do not actually increase driver safety....

Editor's note: Renfroe's bill was recently transformed from a red-light camera ban into a study.

Continue to keep counting down the ten most expensive places to get a speeding ticket in Colorado.

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Shannon Moore
Shannon Moore

#5 is Pueblo, I assume, since it doesn't have the city listed by the 5.

Lissa Dalmer
Lissa Dalmer

That ridiculous speed decrease from Aspen into Glenwood Springs

Jill Tiller
Jill Tiller

Doing 110mph in a 55mph construction zone (I was 18 at the time). 12pts and several hundred dollars....but they lowered it to 3pts and I got to keep my license!

Sally O'Hare
Sally O'Hare

$412 from the lovely state patrol in Wakini Kansas for doing 90 in a 75 on I-70

Ellen Kessler
Ellen Kessler

Mary Jane takes the prize. Yikes. My most expensive was going 10 over on Santa Fe near 13th. $65.

Candie Bernard
Candie Bernard

$300 for speeding in a construction zone at DIA. After I was booted off my early morning flight because I was on standby and a computer glitch caused a large number of people to miss their flights the previous day. After I could not find my car in the parking lot and wandered around seemingly forever until I flagged down security to help me. While I had a sinus infection so severe that I couldn't think straight. That was a fun day.

Rae Alvarez
Rae Alvarez

Doing 55 in a 35. But it was dismissed because the cop wrote the wrong year to appear in court on my ticket. He wrote the prior year

theaddav
theaddav

I find it hard to believe that anyone in CO gets speeding tickets. I moved out here from Atlanta, and I can tell you that CO is the ONLY place that people drive below the speed limit consistently.... Come on people, if the speed limit is 55 you're not going to get a ticket for doing 62..... Have to somewhere to be!!!

Damon Medina
Damon Medina

Not to mention if you get caught without your seatbelt or on your cell phone.

Damon Medina
Damon Medina

Watch for signs that say fines are tripled a other wise $180 ticket would be $540 sometimes they tack on additional fees for processing and other bull shit so it's probably closer to $600.

John Tillett
John Tillett

Gotta watch it when heading south out of Kremmling on Highway 40. Been busted twice there.

Doug Hubka
Doug Hubka

Truly a bullshit headline: It is insurance rates that will raise if your get a speeding ticket. It is pretty misleading to say this is the cost of a ticket.

Steve Reynolds
Steve Reynolds

Claude, Texas. Get a ticket there and you'd better be friends with a banker. Wow!

Doug Hubka
Doug Hubka

I read the story, The author is adding in what happens to your car insurance rates. He says an over 20 MPH ticket will raise your rates 20 % . Don't know if that is true or just BS.

DougHubka
DougHubka

Once again, a little misleading. The original story factors in a 20 % increase in your car insurance rates if your  are speeding 20 miles over the limit.

A better story headline is : What Insurance companies do to your rates after a speeding ticket. Of course that wouldn't have the same effect.


Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones

How much speed are we talking here. COS is not that expensive, we do have a $10 per mph surcharge that sucks, but no speeding ticket I've ever gotten here is even close to 700

Eric Smiles
Eric Smiles

Westword. Where every other paragraph requires you to click to a different page..

HelpfulNeighbor
HelpfulNeighbor

@theaddav Hey, fuck off and die! It's people like you who are responsible for the more than 30,000 auto deaths a year in this country. You know what I find hard to believe? That you've never gotten a ticket for going 7 over. You must be a white, entitled little prick. Take a drive the country and go 7 over. You use that entitled attitude on a country cop, and it's likely that you're going to "trip" and "fall down a flight of stairs" if you know what I mean. I hope you and your relatives all die before leaving just one more of your fetid kind in this world. If there were any justice in this universe, you and anyone like you would suffer long and slow deaths, over and over, until there was even a shadow of a conscience inside of you.

HelpfulNeighbor
HelpfulNeighbor

@theaddav Hey, fuck off and die! It's people like you who are responsible for the more than 30,000 auto deaths a year in this country. You know what I find hard to believe? That you've never gotten a ticket for going 7 over. You must be a white, entitled little prick. Take a drive the country and go 7 over. You use that entitled attitude on a country cop, and it's likely that you're going to "trip" and "fall down a flight of stairs" if you know what I mean. I hope you and your relatives all die before leaving just one more of your fetid kind in this world. If there were any justice in this universe, you and anyone like you would suffer long and slow deaths, over and over, until there was even a shadow of a conscience inside of you.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@theaddav  Love the post, theaddav. We're going to feature it as an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks.

HelpfulNeighbor
HelpfulNeighbor

Too bad it's not a beheading, you fucking murdering bastard! You deserve to have your child ran over by a steam roller, starting at the legs, right in front of you.

HelpfulNeighbor
HelpfulNeighbor

Also, the cat ran after the rat. The rat ran into the hat. The cat sat in the hat. Hurray!

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Right you are, Maria. Thanks for posting.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Thanks for the heads-up, John. Much appreciated.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Grand County is corrupt.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Yikes. Thanks for posting, Steve.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Fluffmaster Roberts is notorious for his deliberately FALSE headlines and his abject incompetence with simple math.


Ask him how many eighths are in an ounce.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@DougHubka   ... Fluffmaster Michael is bucking for a Pulitzer Prize in the category of Most Consistently FALSE and MISLEADING Headlines ... sponsored by FoxNews.


HelpfulNeighbor
HelpfulNeighbor

@michael.roberts @theaddav If there was a god, promulgating such savage and ridiculous nonsense would send you instantly to hell. You are, in my opinion, a worthless piece of human garbage, and I hope that a bum stabs you to death on the way home tonight.

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