The Fastest Speeding Ticket in Utah
A few weeks ago, I had to make a drive up to Salt Lake City and while the posted speed limit for most of us is more of a guideline, it surprises me when people shoot by me like a bullet on that stretch of highway. I was running with the pack just above the limit when we were all passed by a car that was flying. I often wonder how people know there aren’t any state troopers there when they do that. When I go a little above the limit, I see someone from the law enforcement community watching almost every time. Utah is seeing a record number of drivers being caught doing more than 100 mph over the last year.
I looked up speeding tickets and found some shocking numbers across the US. For Utah, the fastest speeding ticket I found was 148 mph on I-215 that goes around Salt Lake City. I’ve been on I-215 but since it is a circle around Salt Lake City, it’s a curve. And you did 148?!!! With other cars around? That might be the state record but it’s not the fastest in the US.
In Texas, someone driving a Koenigsegg CCR was clocked at 242 mph in a 75 mph zone. That’s gonna be hard to explain. I’d heard radar guns didn’t measure anything over 200 mph but that just got proven wrong. If you want to see a Koenigsegg, here you go. https://www.koenigsegg.com/ They look speedy.
Just south of us in Nevada, Aaron Snider has the record for 155 in a 65. Somehow the ticket was reduced to a non-moving violation. What? Who is HIS lawyer?
North Carolina had a stunner when William Jefferson got his Dodge Challenger Hellcat up to 198 mph in a 40 mph zone ...in full view of a state trooper.
Hecter Fraire seemed to be in hurry and led police on a chase in Oklahoma at 208 miles per hour. At one point while trying to get away, he turned off his headlights. Michigan grabbed a guy doing 180, Oregon’s fastest was 159. Vermont grabbed a guy doing 112 but the odd thing was that the driver was on his way to court for a hearing ...on a speeding ticket.
Let’s all be careful and slow down. The other thing that has proven to be even more dangerous is distracted driving. Stop texting, put down the phone and watch the road.