Those flashing lights signifying a police officer pulling you over can be a really stressful thing to see in your rearview mirror. But the stress of getting a ticket isn’t the end. Once the officer pulls away, there are still consequences to speeding waiting for you down the road.
Potential Penalties for a Speeding Ticket
Exceeding the speed limit in New Mexico is one way to get yourself into trouble with the law. Depending on the conditions, like severity and frequency, surrounding your speeding violation(s), you might:
- Have an increase in your insurance premium
- Be required to pay the municipal and state court for fines and fees
- Be required to attend a driver’s safety course
- Have your license suspended or revoked
- Spend time in jail
- Have points added to your license
Points are added to your driver’s license every time you receive a citation or are arrested for a traffic-related crime. The more points you have on your license, the higher your insurance premiums will be and the closer your license is to getting suspended. Too many points and your license can get suspended or revoked.
The safest way to avoid all of these penalties is to simply adhere to the speed limit. You’ll get where you need to go as safely as possible!
Pay Your Citations at MVD Express
While we can’t help you avoid the consequences of a speeding ticket once it’s issued, we can help you take care of it quickly. Bring in your citation, your driver’s license and your form of payment and we’ll give you all the necessary information to satisfy the requirements of your citation. We’ll see you soon!