23 Thousand Get Speeding Tickets During July Crackdown
8-10-12 (St.Paul, MN) -- More than 23-thousand drivers were pulled over for speeding in Minnesota during the statewide enforcement campaign in July. The State Patrol cited 23 motorists for going over 100 miles per hour - which could mean losing their driver's license for six months. State Traffic Safety Director Donna Berger says the crackdown was to encourage motorists to drive safe speeds with the focus on preventing serious and fatal crashes. Officials say unsafe and illegal speed is the most commonly reported contributing factor in fatal accidents.