You should never simply "pay" a speeding ticket of whatever kind without considering the consequences. Payment of any traffic ticket is an admission of guilt. Under Alabama law, theDepartment of Public Safety will assign 2 points for simple speed violations and 5 points for 'aggravated' speed violation under the Alabama 'Point' system. You are permitted up to 11 points at any given time before the Department sends a pre-suspension letter concerning license removal for excessive traffic violations. [Note: Persons under 17 years of age are only permitted 3 points - a single 4 point violation or accumlation of 4 points or more will result in a 60 day license suspension under the Alabama 'Graduated Driver License' procedure.]
If there are extinuating or mitigating circumstances, you are entitled to a full trial on the merits. You should note that most car insurance companies determine risk on a combination of factors, including the driver's age, driving history, and type of vehicle. Any time the insurance company sees a pattern of traffic tickets, the insurance company will (probably) adjust the rate upward.