The penalties for speeding vary from state to state, usually based on how fast you were going at the time you were stopped. If you are ticketed for speeding in your home state, you know what to expect.

Unfortunately, if you are from out of state, this can cause some nasty surprises for you when you get home. This is because your home state will reciprocate the penalty based on its own laws, and not those of the state in which the ticket was issued.

For example, a two point ticket in New Jersey could potentially be a 4 pointer in Delaware!  Another trap for the unwary is that pleading to New Jersey’s “no point ticket,” called Unsafe Operation, is a bad idea for Delaware drivers because it is reciprocated with 2 points.  Check out this article for more detailed information on how this happens.

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