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    Default speeding ticket vs overspeeding ticket

    In Korea, when drivers are caught overspeeding, police officers usually issue a ticket called "overspeeding ticket or speed-violation ticket" in Korean. So do they just say "speeding ticket" instead of "overspeeding or speed-violation one"?
    "Speed" sounds to me just "speed", not "overspeeding", quite plain.

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    Default Re: speeding ticket vs overspeeding ticket

    They are not (in English) over-speeding. They are speeding or, more accurately, exceeding the speed limit.
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    Default Re: speeding ticket vs overspeeding ticket

    It's just a speeding ticket. I'm sure that on the police files or when it gets to court (if it goes that far), the document has a much more official name. In common parlance, though, it's just a speeding ticket.
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    Default Re: speeding ticket vs overspeeding ticket

    "Speeding" by definition it to travel over the speed limit. It doesn't mean to travel quickly (in this context). If the speed limit is 15 mph and I'm going 20, I'm speeding, even though I'm going pretty slowly.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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