"And it is an issue that we're seeing across the state as troopers," said a Minnesota State Patrol Lieutenant.
Law enforcement warns bad behaviors behind the wheel come at a cost
First tonight ?
"* drivers are feeling the need ?
"* the need for speed but law enforcement is warning bad behavior behind the wheel can come at a cost to public safety and your bank account.
Kimt news three's anthony monzon is live next to highway 52 in rochester with the newly released numbers from the latest enforcement campaign.
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"* the department f public safety says officers across the state gave out more than 23?
"* thousand speeding tickets during february and march... and high?
"* speeds weren't just contained to highways... they were also happening on city streets.
"*s says law enforcemen cited 759 drivers over the past two months for going 20 mph or more above the speed limit in 30 mph zones ?
"* including one traveling at 83 mph.
On highways in our area... state patrol in the rochester district cited more than 17?
"* hundred speeders... the second highest number of all districts.
One driver in the district was clocked going 135 mph ?
"* the top speed recorded in the state during the campaign.
Law enforcement says overall they're seeing an increase in both speeders and the speeds at which drivers are traveling... and they need "it's not something that we're going to enforce our way out of.
We need people to join in with us and go those speeds, go less than the speed limit if conditions dictate that.
But i just think it needs to be a group effort.
And it is an issue that we're seeing across the state as troopers."
And sadly officials say traffic fatalities this year are already outpacing 2020... which saw the most speed?
"* related deaths since 2008.
From january to now there have been 35 speed?
"*related deaths across the state compared to 19 this time last year.
Live in rochester... anthony thanks anthony.
The minnesota department of public safety says law enforcement will continue extra speed enforcement