CA Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 22348 (b), Speed Laws, warns drivers, “A person who drives a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than 100 miles per hour is guilty of an infraction…”
When you are convicted of a speeding over 100 mph ticket, you could be fined $900 to $2,600, but that is only the beginning of your payments. Increased insurance premiums could cost you an additional $163 to $327 per month for up to seven years.
Of course, how much more you will pay will depend on several risk factors used by the insurance industry, such as age, zip code, marital status, and others. Many drivers that have a new car with payments and who are required to carry full coverage could pay up to $30,000 over the seven years the conviction will stay on their record. The best option is to hire an experienced traffic attorney.
Believe it or not, tickets for speeding over 100 mph is a frequent occurrence on Highway 58 in the desert region of Mojave, CA.
Speeding Over 100 MPH & Your Auto Insurance Premium
The average Californian pays $163 per month for auto insurance, and a conviction of speeding over 100 mph will lead to the DMV assessing two negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) points. When your insurance provider sees those two NOTS points on your motor vehicle driving record (MVR), usually at renewal, they will double or triple your premium.
Many drivers think, “Well if I get a ticket, I will just attend traffic school. Since I have a clean record, it will probably not cost me much.” With a speeding over 100 mph conviction, it does not work like that. In the first place, you will have a mandatory court appearance; therefore, there is no possibility of attending Traffic Violators School (TVS). TVS can only be used for a minor infraction with no mandatory court appearance.
What’s more, those two NOTS points take you halfway to a six-month suspension and concurrent 12-month probation. When you get four points within one year, six points within two, or eight within three years, you will get an “Order of Suspension & Probation” from the DMV. Then, you will need to request a DMV NOTS Hearing within ten days or face up to six months of suspension and another six months on probation.
Speeding Over 100 MPH Could Cost You a 30-Day Suspension
One of the little known consequences of a speeding 100 mph conviction is the traffic court judge's ability to suspend your driver’s license for 30 days, even for a first offense. Imagine trying to get around Mojave without a driver’s license.
Sometimes when a driver tries to represent themselves in Mojave Traffic Court, they will hear the judge say, “Guilty, hand your driver’s license to the bailiff and pay your fine on the way out. Next case.” It can be devastating; consult a traffic attorney.
Traffic Attorneys Who Resolve Speeding Over 100 MPH Tickets in Mojave, CA
When you have a mandatory court date speeding over 100 mph in Mojave Traffic Court, call Bigger & Harman, (661) 349-9300. Se habla Español (661) 349-9755.
We are the Bakersfield Law firm with a solid reputation for getting dismissals and/or reduced charges rather than the severe consequences many unrepresented ticket holders face. Give us a call, and let’s discuss your specific situation.
The 2020 CA Driver Handbook.pdfCVC Section 22348, Speed Laws