On all roads, highways, and interstates in South Carolina, there are posted speed limits. The speed limit for a given region is directly linked to the type of road and the community around it. For example, a four-lane interstate may have a posted speed limit upwards of 75 miles per hour. A school zone or residential area may be closer to 20 miles per hour highest speed limit. These variations make sense as a posted speed limit is intended to accommodate the flow of traffic and keep pedestrian and driver safety.

Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney

 


"If you have been charged with speeding in South Carolina, you may be in jeopardy of losing your license which can affect your life on many levels."

 

South Carolina Speeding Laws

A speeding ticket is more frequently than not considered a moving violation or traffic violation. They are infractions instead of violations. Where a speeding offense can become more severe is if the posted speed limit is surpassed to the extent that it can be recognized Reckless or Aggressive Driving. Also, if an accident occurs as an outcome of speeding the penalties are more severe as well. Lastly, if you were speeding while even driving inattentively (EX.) text messaging while driving the legal consequences become more severe.

 

South Carolina DMV Point System

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles uses a point system that controls driving records for South Carolina residents. The more severe the traffic violation, the more points are assigned to that infraction once convicted, or a guilty plea is entered.

Speeding is one of the less severe offenses and driving drunk, hit and run, and reckless driving are more severe. Once a South Carolina resident collects a certain number of points he or she may be at risk for having their license suspended or revoked.

 

Traffic Violation Penalties In South Carolina

There can be administrative and legal consequences for traffic violations. If convicted of speeding you may face penalties, court costs, and attorneys expenses. You may also endure an increase in car insurance premiums.

 

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