What's the Difference Between Speeding & Traveling Unreasonably Fast?

Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 2-Jan-2018

Going 100 miles per hour isn’t the only way to be a danger on the road. Simply driving 5 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit can put others at risk, especially during unique circumstances on the road. In Connecticut, drivers are required to adapt their driving speed to safely navigate the roads based upon special hazards. If they don’t, they can be charged with “traveling unreasonably fast”—different than your typical speeding ticket.

Speeding vs. Traveling Unreasonably Fast

The biggest difference between speeding and traveling unreasonably fast is the penalties. Speeding usually involves a driver exceeding a posted speed limit by over 20 miles per hour, but under 85 miles per hour (over 85 miles per hour is usually reckless driving). Traveling unreasonably fast usually involves a driver exceeding a posted speed limit by under 20 miles per hour. While both are infractions, speeding has more of an impact on DMV driving privileges and insurance premium rates.

An icy road, a car accident and debris are all good reasons to adapt your driving speed. Sure, the speed limit may be 60 miles per hour, but it doesn’t mean you can drive at just over the speed limit when other drivers around you are going much slower. It creates a dangerous situation on the road that may harm you or others.

Call Our Traffic Ticket Lawyers

If you have been pulled over for speeding or traveling unreasonably fast, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced Connecticut traffic ticket attorneys at Tomeo Sills, LLC. We have over 45 years of collective experience handling thousands of cases involving traffic tickets and infractions such as failure to yield, red light violations, reckless driving and cell phone tickets.

Contact us at (844) 913-7747 or fill out our online form to talk to a representative.

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