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Maryland Clocks Thousands of E-ZPass Drivers Speeding

The Maryland Transportation Authority has clocked thousands of E-ZPass users speeding through state toll facilities, but the agency isn’t issuing speeding tickets. The Baltimore Sun reports the agency began recording the speed of E-ZPass drivers in 2002. Last year there …

South Carolina Bill Could Raise Fines for Speeding in Work Zone

A bill to encourage drivers to slow down in highway construction zones across South Carolina would increase penalties and state troopers’ presence. Supporters say the measure is essential to the safety of drivers and workers in the dangerous areas. Elizabeth …

Iowa Officials Review Scheduling After Speeding Incident

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds says the Iowa Department of Public Safety is reviewing the governor’s scheduling in the wake of a speeding incident. Reynolds says Monday that she and Gov. Terry Branstad want to obey state speed limits. Reynolds says …

Speeding Still a Factor in a Third of Fatal Teen Driving Crashes

Speeding is a primary culprit in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). “Speeding-Related Fatal Crashes Among Teen Drivers and Opportunities for Reducing the Risks,” authored by …

Dodgers Pospect Yasiel Puig Arrested in Tennessee

Jail records show that Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig was arrested in Tennessee on charges of reckless driving, speeding and driving without proof of insurance. Hamilton County jail records posted online show Puig was arrested Sunday by Chattanooga police. …

Oregon I-5 Motorcyclist Reported Topping 180 MPH

Authorities in Southern Oregon say they arrested a motorcyclist after twice giving up the chase for safety reasons, and the man told them he did better than 180 mph on Interstate 5. State Police say 23-year-old Jeffrey B. Engebretson was …

Wisconsin Man Accused of Speeding at Nearly 100 MPH

An Oconomowoc, Wis., man who allegedly sped down a freeway at nearly 100 mph has been arrested on a tentative charge of fifth-offense drunken driving. The Milwaukee County sheriff’s department says the 48-year-old was arrested Wednesday about 1:30 a.m. Deputies …

Alaska Cops Nab 148 Drivers Exceeding 100 MPH

Anchorage police enforcing traffic laws in the past year issued nearly 150 citations to drivers exceeding 100 mph. KTVA-TV reports officers issued 148 citation for drivers who cracked the 100 mph limit. The high mark was a motorcyclist drive 150 …

Maine Deputy Suspended for Hitting Deer at 92 mph

A Maine sheriff’s deputy has served a one-day suspension after striking a deer with his police cruise while driving more than 90 mph. Hancock County Deputy Christopher Sargent struck the deer just before 3 a.m. Oct. 6 while driving on …

Rapper DMX Arrested for Speeding in Arizona Suburb

The rapper known as DMX has been arrested for speeding in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Carrick Cook told The Associated Press that the 40-year-old rapper was arrested Wednesday night and bonded out of jail …