Not only can speeding or reckless driving end in a tragedy, but it will also cost you.
Traffic ticket fines, surcharges and court fees in South Carolina vary depending on your violation and county you were ticketed in.
In Beaufort County, the fine you’ll receive for texting and driving or not wearing your seat belt is the least expensive, while driving under the influence is the most expensive.
According to the Beaufort County Magistrate Court, here is what various traffic tickets will cost you:
No seat belt: $25
Texting and driving: $25
Speeding 1-10 m.p.h. over the limit: $76.88
Speeding 11-15 m.p.h. over the limit: $128.75
Speeding 16-24 m.p.h. over the limit: $180.63
Speeding 25+ m.p.h. over the limit: $440
Running a red light: $232.50
Running a stop sign: $232.50
Failure to yield: $232.50
Child safety seat violation: $336.25
Reckless driving: $440
Driving under suspension (1st offense): $647.50
Driving under the influence (1st offense and B.A. level under .1): $1,017
Driving under the influence (1st offense and B.A. level between .1-.16): $1,224.50
Driving under the influence (1st offense and B.A. level higher than .16): $2,262