For some of us, the posted speed limits are merely suggestions.

And while you may be tempted to put the 'pedal to the metal' on your next trip, where you decide to do your speeding could greatly influence your chances of getting pulled over.

Insurance agency Insurify looked at its database of more than 4.6 million car insurance applications to determine the drivers from which states that have been targeted for speeding most often.

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Overall, the national average is right around nine percent. But in Iowa, and a handful of other states, that rate is much higher.

Nearly 15 percent of drivers in the Hawkeye State say they've been ticketed. That's the second-highest rate in America.

(percentage of drivers who have been ticketed)

  1. Ohio: 14,95%
  2. Iowa:14.87%
  3. North Dakota: 14.41%
  4. Wisconsin: 13.43%
  5. South Carolina: 13.35%
  6. Virginia: 12.65%
  7. Alaska: 12.40%
  8. Washington: 12.17%
  9. Colorado: 12.03%
  10. Wyoming: 12.01%

So what will you pay for driving too fast in Iowa?


  • 1 - 5 miles per hour over the speed limit: $20
  • 5 miles per hour but less than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit: $40
  • 10 miles per hour but less than 15 over the speed limit: $80
  • 15 mph but less than 20 mph over the speed limit: $90
  • Each mile per hour in excess of 20 miles per hour over the speed limit: $100 plus $5 for each mile per hour

And while Iowa's speeding fines start low ($20), the state's top-end ticket ($625) is the third-highest in America.


  1. Colorado: $11-$1,000
  2. Nevada: $25-$1,000
  3. Iowa: $20-$625
  4. Connecticut: $198-$560
  5. Maryland: $80-$530
  6. California: $230-$500
  7. Hawaii: $200-$500
  8. Utah: $150-$500

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Have You Ever Explored the 'War Eagle Monument' on the South Dakota/Iowa Border?

Originally being from the Sioux City area, I grew up knowing about the War Eagle Monument perched on a bluff along I-29. There was at least one field trip for every kid in the area to the monument.

However, speaking with folks from Sioux Falls, they didn't seem to know what I was talking about. All they know about I-29 in Sioux City was that it was usually under construction.

When crossing into Iowa from South Dakota on I-29, look up!

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