Aug 12, 2013 at 9:53 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Some eye-opening numbers released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety recently.
Law enforcement officers statewide issued 17,415 speeding tickets during a two-week enforcement period that began July 6th. And at least a dozeen drivers were ticketed for going more than 100 miles an hour.
Sergeant Jesse Grabow is with the State Patrol's Detroit Lakes District. He says it's clearly many drivers didn't get the message about the enforcement campaign in advance.
He says there goal was not to write tickets, but to, "get people to slow down ahead of time."
One driver in the Mankato District of the State Patrol was clocked going 148 mph. Grabow says that driver had a, "clear disregard not only for their own safety, but the safety of everyone they were sharing the road with."
If you're caught speeding at least 10 miles per hour over the posted limit, the fine can be doubled, and drivers going over 100 mph can lose their driver's license for six months.
A similar campaign last July resulted in 23,285 drivers being ticketed for speeding.
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