This is the highest speeding ticket ever given in Utah
A Utah woman was arrested after driving her car at speeds that reached 124 miles per hour down I-15. It was a high-speed chase that lasted through a couple counties. At one point her car spun out of control and she slammed into a concrete barrier.
Utah has recently enacted new laws to decrease speeds as our state is one of the highest for fatalities due to excessive speed. You can read about the new laws and their impact on drivers here.
This started me wondering what the highest speeding ticket that was ever given in Utah might be. It goes to the driver of a Porsche that was clocked going 148 miles per hour on I-215 back in April of 2020. At a speed limit of 70 MPH that is 78 miles per hour over the posted limit.
Utah law states that 31 miles over the limit is a fine of $470 with an additional $10 for every mile above that. Add that up to an additional $470 for a total $940 fine. That is if he wasn’t in a construction zone which would double it.
Not cheap, but nothing compared to the highest speed clocked on the roads in the U.S. That honor goes to Texas of course. Everything is bigger in Texas where a man was driving his Koenigsegg at a whopping 242 mph where the posted speed limit was 75 mph. If he can afford that car, the ticket isn’t going to bother him.
Should anyone feel they need to go this fast, head to the Bonneville Salt Flats where speed is encouraged and leave the rest of us in some relative safety.
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