Have you gotten a speeding ticket in Wisconsin? If so, continue reading to learn about the types of speeding laws in this state, the penalties for a speeding ticket, and the points system in Wisconsin. This information may be especially useful to you if you do not live in Wisconsin. If you are simply passing through, you are probably unfamiliar with their speeding laws as well as the consequences.
Similar to other states, Wisconsin has two speeding laws: the basic speeding law and fixed limits.
Basic Speeding Law
Similar to other states, this law prohibits drivers in Wisconsin from driving at speeds “greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions.” This means that you will have to drive slower depending on conditions like weather and time of day.
Wisconsin also has a fixed limits law when it comes to speeding. This means that if you drive any faster than the speed limit, you could be convicted of speeding. Wisconsin’s speed limits are:
- 15 miles per hour when in a school zone, safety zone for pedestrians, in an alley, or on most streets and town roads.
- 25 miles per hour on highways within the corporate limits of a city and on any service roads within the corporate limits of a city.
- 35 miles per hour in any outlying district within the corporate limits of a city and on any highway in a semi-urban district outside the corporate limits of a city.
- 45 miles per hour on any rustic road.
- 65 miles per hour on most expressways.
- 70 miles per hour on freeways.
Penalties and Fines For a Speeding Ticket in Wisconsin
If you got a speeding ticket in Wisconsin, you are likely to have to pay fines. These fines could be anywhere from $30 to $300. The amount of the fine increase depending on how many violations you have had in the past year and whether you were in a school or construction zone.
Wisconsin also has a points system in place. If you get a certain amount of points you could face a license suspension.
What Should You Do?
If you have a Wisconsin speeding ticket, you can choose to fight the ticket or simply pay it. If you pay the ticket, you will have to pay the fine and could face additional penalties, such as license suspension or even increased auto insurance premiums. You could alternatively take the ticket to court and fight it. This option could result in reduced penalties or a dismissal of your ticket. However, it is a risk. If you want to fight your ticket, it is best to contact an attorney and discuss your situation with them first. If you are interested in fighting a Wisconsin speeding ticket, contact our office. We can provide the resources that you need.