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Life in the fast lane may be a short one.

Protect yourself and those around you by respecting the speed limit every time.

Slow down. Arrive Alive DE

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Use our interactive tool to see just how significant the fines can be for exceeding the speed limit.

This tool is to be used for informational purposes only. Actual fines, points and length of suspension will vary based on each person’s situation.

The Cost

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  • Speed Limit: 25-55 MPH

    MPH over speed limit Fine Points Notes
    5 $97 2
    10 $112 4
    15 $120 5
    20 $158 5 1 MONTH suspension or behavior modification course
    25 $217 5 1 MONTH suspension or behavior modification course
    30 $242 5 1 MONTH suspension
    35 $267 5 1 MONTH suspension
    40 $301 5 1 MONTH suspension
  • Speed Limit: 60 MPH

    MPH over speed limit Fine Points Notes
    5 $97 2
    10 $112 4
    15 $120 5
    20 $158 5 1 MONTH suspension or behavior modification course
    25 $217 5 1 MONTH suspension or behavior modification course
    30 $242 5 1 MONTH suspension
    35 $267 5 1 MONTH suspension
    40 $301 5 1 YEAR suspension
  • Speed Limit: 65 MPH

    MPH over speed limit Fine Points Notes
    5 $97 2
    10 $112 4
    15 $120 5
    20 $158 5 1 MONTH suspension or behavior modification course
    25 $217 5 1 MONTH suspension or behavior modification course
    30 $242 5 1 MONTH suspension
    35 $267 5 1 YEAR suspension
    40 $301 5 1 YEAR suspension

Reasons you should not speed

People speed for many reasons – I’m going to be late! – but none of them are worth the potential consequences.

  • Loss of control.

    The faster you go, the greater chance you’ll lose control of your vehicle.

  • Inability to stop in time.

    Increased speed extends the distance it takes you to stop, which could lead to tragic results.

  • Crash severity.

    A crash at 65 mph will be more severe than one at 50 mph.

  • Financial costs.

    The more you exceed the speed limit, the greater the fines, points and insurance rates you’ll have to pay.

  • Risk of injury or death.

    Speeding may thrill, but it also kills. Follow the speed limits.

HOW TO DEAL WITH SPEEDERS

Speeding drivers affect everyone on the road. Here’s how to keep yourself safe when encountering this behavior.

  • Move over.

    If you are in the left lane and someone wants to pass, move over and let them by.

  • Give them plenty of space.

    Speeding drivers may lose control of their vehicle more easily. Keep your distance.

  • Be aware.

    Keep an eye on the accelerating driver and be prepared to react if the worst happens.

  • Avoid enagaging.

    If a speeding or aggressive driver tries to engage you in risky driving, don’t do it.

  • Call the police.

    If you believe a driver is following you or harrassing you, alert the police when your vehicle is stopped.

Know the Speed Limits in Delaware

65

MPH

I-495, entire toll road stretch of Delaware Route 1, and I-95 from the Maryland border to the I-495 interchange

35

MPH

Urban four-lane roads

55

MPH

Divided highways and four-lane roads

25

MPH

Urban two-lane roads, business and residential districts

50

MPH

Rural, state-owned two-lane roads

20

MPH

School zones during times specified on signs

Teen speeding: What can a parent do?

Speeding is a critical safety issue for teen drivers, particularly young men. You can help them learn safe driving skills.

 

Get involved
Teens who are monitored closely tend to speed less. Take the lead in helping them learn to drive safely.

Be a good role model
Never speed. Kids learn from watching their parents.

Don’t buy your teen a new car
A teen is more likely to speed in their own vehicle versus driving the family sedan.

Learn more tips