I have noticed lately, in my weekend commute on I-94, that drivers are letting 'er rip as far as speed goes. Actually, I think the speed limit, out side of the cities, should be 80 mph. Yesterday, I'd guess the average speed was about 82.  But troopers have been pulling over drivers going at very high rate of speed.


With sparse traffic due to the stay-at-home order, it's really easy to hit an excessive speed.  According to the Minnesota Highway Patrol, they have noticed an uptick in "extreme speeding", since the stay-at-home order went into affect.

Over the weekend, they shared this on their Facebook page;

We are seeing a disturbing trend on Minnesota roads: Extreme speeding.

Troopers have been regularly stopping vehicles with speeds in the 90s and even over 100 mph. Earlier this month, a trooper ticketed someone going 106 mph. On April 3, another trooper stopped a vehicle going 100 mph in a 55 mph zone.

COVID-19 is not a license to speed, drive impaired or make other poor decisions behind the wheel.

So, slow it down and stay safe.


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