Even though every state across the United States writes and enforces its own rules of the road, the onus is on you, the driver, to be aware of the code of conduct whenever you cross state lines. And that can be a big deal, because in some states, they're cracking down big time when it comes speeding. But it doesn't have to be complicated. Just stay within the posted speed limits and you should be OK. Everyone does, right?
Of course, there's a reason states are getting serious about those who break the law. According to WalletHub, in 2016, speed was a factor in 27 percent of deaths resulting from vehicle crashes. And speeding is also expensive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that speed-related crashes add up to about $40.4 billion annually. It hits your own wallet, too, since the faster you go, the less efficient your car is.
Which brings us back to knowing the laws of the state you're in. If the reasons we've already mentioned aren't enough to keep you from speeding, consider that writing tickets is a cash cow for some states and counties, and it brings in a lot of revenue in the form of fines and fees. So if you don't want to dish out a bunch of cash, or risk losing your license, be aware of the driving laws in these states, which are among the strictest in the nation.