Times are tense right now with everything going on in the world but that doesn't mean it is a free for all on the roads.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, they have seen a scary uptick in "extreme speeding" on roads since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

They shared the scary news on their Facebook page over the weekend, writing the following:

We are seeing a disturbing trend on Minnesota roads: Extreme speeding.


Troopers have been regularly stopping vehicles with speeds in the 90s and even over 100 mph. Earlier this month, a trooper ticketed someone going 106 mph. On April 3, another trooper stopped a vehicle going 100 mph in a 55 mph zone.


COVID-19 is not a license to speed, drive impaired or make other poor decisions behind the wheel.

I don't need to go into great detail about why this is extremely dangerous and unnecessary. Things are already scary right now - let's not make them worse!

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