Results of the latest stepped-up enforcement campaign show that speeding has become a major problem on Minnesota roads. Mike Hanson with the state Office of Traffic Safety says between June 22nd and July 19th, 15 deadly crashes were directly attributable to excessive speed — double the numbers in each of the last four years’ enforcement campaigns. Hanson says, “We still are operating with a lot of people working from home… and we have a lot more available lane space for drivers to use and abuse. And quite honestly some drivers are taking great liberties and are taking that abuse to a whole ‘nother level.”
During the enforcement campaign, 40 agencies reported speed violations of 100 miles-per-hour or more — including a driver clocked at 141 miles-an-hour by police in Blaine.