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2 states infamous for issuing speeding tickets Missouri border

I confess nothing, but there are rumors that I drove ‘enhanced’ speed limits in my younger years when I had a Firebird. That is almost entirely untrue. Maybe. If you’re concerned about speeding tickets, you should probably know that the two states that are most infamous are because they both border Missouri.

I saw this interesting ranking shared by Rate Genius as they shared the 10 states most likely to issue speeding tickets. Two of the top 10 should be very familiar to Missouri drivers traveling even a short distance.

At number 7 is the beautiful state of Nebraska. Yes, the Cornhuskers are getting angry after the Tigers beat them in college football. (Don’t ask me how I know) They shared an astonishing statistical saying “Nebraska State Patrol issued 880 tickets to drivers traveling faster than 100 mph.”. I don’t condone this, but I do understand the desire to cross Nebraska as quickly as possible.

Iowa is the number 3 state when it comes to issuing speeding tickets. Check this out. The rankings say “Iowa State Patrol officers also issued 1,497 speeding tickets for speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour”. My wife is originally from Iowa, so I’m not allowed to add any editorial comment here.

I’ll add two thoughts. I had a high-speed crash as a teenager and fractured my skull. Perhaps coincidentally, I started my radio career that same year. I wouldn’t wish this kind of accident on my worst enemy.

Finally, Colorado also finished in the top 10. True story. In 1985, I was pulled over in Colorado while allegedly driving 80 mph in a 55 mph zone. The officer only gave me a warning because he said he didn’t think he could prove in court that a Chevy Chevette could go 85 miles per hour. That really happened.

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