SPEED TRAP: WHO GETS A TICKET, WHO GETS A BREAK

How fast you can go     
The Boston Globe

It depends who is writing the ticket. In Boston, for example, police don't generally crack down on speeders—ticketing 80 percent of those stopped—until a driver is going more than 20 miles over the speed limit. State Police ticket 80 percent of speeders when a driver is going more than 10 miles over the limit.

CHANCES OF GETTING A TICKET



SOURCE: Boston Globe analysis of records from the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles, April and May 2001


Graphic: Globe Staff