According to a 2015 study conducted by WalletHub, the Magnolia State is ranked one of the highest states that is most lenient on speeding and reckless driving. The website’s study compared driving laws in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. The states’ rankings were calculated by how strict or lenient a state is on reckless penalties, speeding enforcement, additional cost of insurance, laws in place prohibiting racing on highways and additional penalties for aggressive driving.
Here are the study’s findings on Mississippi:
- 11th – Speeding automatically considered reckless driving
- 9th – Average increase in cost of insurance after one speeding ticket
- 20th – How much do speeding ticket points count toward a suspension
- 6th – Minimum jail time (first reckless offense)
- 8th – Minimum jail time (second reckless offense)
- 12th – Maximum fine (second reckless offense)