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I'm 17 years old and recently I got a speeding ticket for going 75 in a 55. 4511.2 along with some other numbers were placed in the ORC. I was wondering what I would possibly get out of this and if its considered reckless operation.


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It would appear from the ORC number you listed that the speeding ticket that you received was in Ohio. If this is the case then it will depend upon what exact Ohio Revised Code (ORC) number you were cited for.

ORC 4511.20 is termed willful or wanton operation on street or highway, better known as reckless operation and worth 4 points on your Ohio driving record. According to the Ohio Code, whoever violates this section of law is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

If, within one year of a reckless operation violation, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

If instead your citation was for ORC 4511.21 then appears to be a ticket for speeding only. Speeding 11 to 29 mph over the posted speed limit in Ohio is a 2 point offense.

To find out which violation you were cited for as well as the fine and penalties attached to citation, contact the court whose number should be listed on your ticket. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles may also be able to help you understand the traffic infraction you were cited for, the penalties involved and how it will affect your graduated driver's license since you are under 18.

The BMV does note that during either the temporary or probationary licensing stages of the licensing process, there is a 90-day license suspension for accruing two moving violations before age 18, and a one-year suspension for three moving violations. Temporary permit and probationary license holders who are convicted of certain traffic-related violations before age 18 can also lose their license for six months.


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