Speeding ticket fines will double in the “Travel Safe Zone” on I-70 between Route A and Wentzville Parkway starting Monday, April 4, 2016. This Travel Safe Zone will remain in effect for 1 year and then will be re-evaluated.
What is a Travel Safe Zone?
A Travel Safe Zone is a special speed zone established in a high-accident area to enforce safe driving and reduce traffic fatalities. On this particular section of I-70 near Wentzville, Missouri, there have been 4 traffic deaths within the past 5 years and 160 accidents in the past year alone.
The Wentzville Travel Safe Zone is similar to the “ARC Zone” (Accident Reduction Corridor) that was in effect for over 3 years from 2011 to 2014 on a 7-mile stretch of I-70 in north St. Louis County near the airport.
Where is the Wentzville Travel Safe Zone?
The Wentzville Travel Safe Zone is a 4-mile section of I-70 in St. Charles County, west of St. Louis, Missouri between Route A and Wentzville Parkway. The Travel Safe Zone applies to traffic moving in both directions on the highway.
Some signs have been posted to warn drivers that speeding ticket fines will be double the usual amount in the Travel Safe Zone.
Both Missouri State Highway Patrol and Wentzville Municipal Police will patrol this section of I-70.
How Much Are the Travel Safe Zone Speeding Ticket Fines?
Travel Safe Zone ticket fines will be double the usual amount for all speeding tickets and other moving violations issued in the Travel Safe Zone. So, if the fine for a speeding ticket was $150, the new fine will be $300 for committing any moving violation in the Wentzville Travel Safe Zone.
Locations of Other Travel Safe Zones in the St. Louis Area
Other Travel Safe Zones in the St. Louis area include:
- I-70 from Cypress Road in St. Louis County to the St. Louis City border
- Highway 94 between Defiance and Highway D in St. Charles County
- Highway 61 between Highway A in Wentzville and Dietrich Road in northern St. Charles County.
- I-55 in Jefferson County between Highway Z in Pevely and Highway 67 in Crystal City
Hire a Traffic Ticket Lawyer to Fix Your Travel Safe Zone Speeding Ticket
An experienced traffic law attorney can get your Travel Safe Zone ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation that won’t affect your driving record or insurance rates. Some people call this getting a speeding ticket “fixed.”
Your attorney will negotiate a plea bargain deal with the court and you will pay a fine and court costs, but you will not have to appear in court.
If you want to get your Missouri Travel Safe Zone ticket reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation, call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 or email her at [email protected] to get a price quote for legal representation.