MN law enforcement cracking down on speeding violations

By KBJR News 1

July 13, 2014 Updated Jul 13, 2014 at 11:41 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Those out on Minnesota's roads and highways throughout the weekend may have noticed increased attention from law enforcement.

That's because July 12th is Statewide Speed Enforcement Day, though extra enforcement will be out on the roads until July 27th.

Law enforcement agencies across the state are specifically targeting speeding violations, while still monitoring all other forms of traffic violations like burned out headlights.

Officers say the summer months are the deadliest on Minnesota roads.

As far as what you need to know, officers say every driver must drive at a speed that's reasonable given the conditions, so slow down if it's raining, or dark.

Also, always be aware of actual and potential hazards that could pop up.

The average ticket for traveling 10 miles over the speed limit is about 120 dollars. It could easily double at 20 miles over.

If ticketed for going over 100 miles an hour, you could lose your license for six months.

Billy Wagness
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