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Monthlong crackdown on excessive speeding across Minnesota starts Monday


KYNDELL HARKNESS – Star Tribune file

Parked underneath an overpass, Edina officer Darren Davis Jr. looked for speeders on Hwy 100 in 2017.

Law enforcement across Minnesota will embark Monday on a monthlong enforcement campaign to put the brakes on excessive speeding as motorists increasingly use the open roads to drive well beyond the speed limit.

The State Patrol alone ticketed 232 drivers caught going 100 mph or more during a six-week period in April and May, compared with 93 during the time frame in 2019. That equates to a year-over-year increase of 149%.

An overwhelming majority - 179 - of the leadfooted drivers were 30-years-old or younger, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) said.


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