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March 08, 2019

PRESUMABLY ALL HEADED FOR FLORIDA

228 tickets over 120 mph is a lot, to say the least. Though the majority were between 122 and 129 mph, 89 drivers were ticketed in the 130+ range, and a full 27 brave Texans were nabbed crossing the 140-mph mark on public roads in 2018.

(Thanks to Rod Nunley)

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Strangely enough speeding is not a hanging offense in Texas.

I like the guy who admitted he was late for work but "thought he was going 130 not 137."

In that case, sir...set your alarm clock.

I'm not sure it's an offense at all. More like a sport, and the "fine" is just an entry fee.

I was fully expecting this to be about southbound I-15 south of Cajon Pass. More than 3/4 of all "triple-digit" speeding tickets issued by the California Highway Patrol in the entire state are on this single downhill stretch.

Imagine traveling 80 or 85 mph in a 70 mph zone and being passed on both sides by dozens of vehicles traveling much higher speeds. Loads of fun.

Around where I live, in a populated area of around 400 million, driving 70 per down the freeway I find myself saying things like this as cars fly by,

"Look at this one."

"He's going 95, maybe 100."

"Coming up behind, a string of maybe 15 gong like a hundred."

"That one is maybe 115, 120."

"Get off here? Are you nuts!"

This happens when the boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there's beer in Texarkana.

Most notable were the Ford F-150 pickup at 150MPH, and the Ford Focus at 135.

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