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13,000 Motorists Ticketed During Minnesota Speed Enforcement Campaign

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August 03, 2016 11:17 AM

More than 13,000 drivers got speeding tickets during a two-week enforcement campaign in Minnesota last month.

The extra enforcement took place from July 8-22 and involved more than 300 law enforcement agencies.

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According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 13,214 citations were issued for unsafe speeds and 1,543 citations were issued for seat belt violations. That’s compared to 16,410 speeding tickets and 2,101 seat belt tickets during the 2015 campaign.

The highest speed recorded during the recent campaign was 120 mph, which was reported by the Rosemount Police Department.

Police say they heard a lot of reasons why people were speeding, including, “I was trying to get to McDonald’s before it closed,” and “My multiple boxes of frozen meat are melting in the back seat.”

See the list of speeding citations and highest speeds recorded here.

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Jennie Lissarrague

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