You'll save yourself some aggravation — and some money — if you ease up on the gas and follow the speed limit.
But lead-footed drivers in Evanston fare the best financially than speeding scofflaws in many other Illinois towns, according to a study from NerdWallet.com.
According to the study, the true cost of a speeding ticket in Illinois is 6.2 times the cost of the actual fine, with drivers paying an average of $744 in total for a $120 speeding ticket.
The site, which factored in the cost of the ticket plus insurance rates over a five-year period—how long rate hikes last in the state—determined that a speeding ticket in Evanston costs $577.40, the lowest in the state.
The Illinois city with the highest cost? Harvey at $977.85.