Bolingbrook Among Cheapest Towns to Get a Speeding Ticket: Study

But you're still better off — not to mention safer — if you slow down.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
You'll save yourself some aggravation — and some money — if you ease up on the gas and follow the speed limit.

But according to a study from NerdWallet.com, lead-footed drivers in Bolingbrook fare better financially than speeding scofflaws in many other Illinois towns.

According to the study, the true cost of a speeding ticket in Illinois is 6.2 times the cost of the actual fine, with drivers paying an average of $744 in total for a $120 speeding ticket. 

The consumer finance site took a look at how much speeding costs Illinois drivers and found that over a five-year period — because that's how long insurance hikes last in Illinois — a speeding ticket in Bolingbrook costs $614.35.

While speeding is always a costly proposition, that's cheaper than many other towns, including the most expensive town, Harvey, where driving too fast will cost you almost $1,000. Oak Lawn isn't far behind, at $924, and in DeKalb, it'll cost you $878.

NerdWallet also found:
  • Drivers in Evanston and Vernon Hills pay the least at $577.40 and $588.75, respectively. 
  • Nine out of the top 10 most expensive cities are in Cook County.
  • The average car insurance increase for Illinois drivers after a 15 miles per hour over the limit speeding ticket is $124.80 per year. Insurance increases often last for five years in Illinois, which means a $120 ticket actually costs $744.
  • In Illinois, the average driver will face a 12.34% annual insurance premium increase after receiving a speeding ticket.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »