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Traffic Engineering

Contact for General Highway questions, concerns, or comments


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Few drivers view speeding as an immediate risk to their personal safety, but speeding reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around curves on highways or objects in the roadway. Speed extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle and increases the distance a vehicle travels when a driver reacts to danger.

Fines do NOT include Court Costs

Speeding Violation

Normal Fine
Fine in
Construction Zone
 & School Crossing Zone

Points Assessed
Against Drivers License

1-5 mph over posted limit
6-10 mph over posted limit
11-15 mph over posted limit
16-20 mph over posted limit
21-35 mph over posted limit


35 mph + over posted limit

The law for speed limit violations and fines can be found under section 60-682.01.

You can be ticketed and charged with a speed-related offense for exceeding the posted speed limit for the road on which you are driving. During poor weather conditions (i.e., snow, ice, rain, etc.), you could receive a ticket for driving too fast for road conditions. Nebraska law enforcement officers use aircraft, Doppler radar, laser radar, and vascar to clock the speed of motor vehicles.


Speed -- exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions – is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes.

In Nebraska more than one out of ten fatal crashes are speed-related.

The chance of death or serious injury double for every 10 mph over 50 mph a vehicle travels.

The total stopping distance for a vehicle traveling 60 mph is longer than a football field (100 yards); at 75 mph it takes 1 football fields (150 yards).

Fines for speeding are doubled for exceeding the posted speed limit in construction zones and in school crossing zones.