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Officials say speeding in Florida is at an all-time high

FORT MYERS, Fla.– The need for speed is putting lives at risk.

According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, drivers speeding 50 or more miles per hour over the speed limit is at an all-time high. 

In May 2021, troopers ticketed 138 drivers.

Previously, in May 2020, that number was 196.

Twenty-nine of the 138 in May 2021 come from Southwest Florida.

FHP Lt. Greg Bueno said most of them come from places like Alligator Alley and I-75.

“I don’t think you need to drive 120 miles an hour on the highway in Florida. You’re not going to get there any faster,” said Naples resident, Edmund Horton.

For some, like Steven Steffler,  who’s visiting from Michigan without a car. He said, “That’s concerning for pedestrians to just walk across the street knowing that there are that many speeders.”

Now, ahead of the historically busy month of July for troopers, you’re encouraged to ease off the gas pedal.

The post Officials say speeding in Florida is at an all-time high appeared first on NBC2 News.


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