ORLANDO, Fla. – A speeding crackdown on Interstate 4 over the weekend included a citation for a teenager going 132 mph, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office tweeted Monday that more than 20 drivers were stopped for speeding on I-4 over a 2.5-hour period.
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The 16-year-old was cited for going 132 mph in a 60 mph zone.
According to the Orange County Clerk of Courts office, the teen will be required to make a mandatory court appearance and faces a civil penalty of $1,104.
Over the weekend, we caught a teenager driving 132 mph on I-4! The teen was 1 of 20+ drivers deputies stopped for speeding in 2.5 hrs. 3 others were ticketed for going 100+ mph in the 60 mph zone. Excessive speeding is a very real danger we work to combat every day. #DriveSafely pic.twitter.com/lVjLV4kRJX— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 30, 2023
The sheriff’s office said three other people were also caught going at least 100 mph in a 60 mph zone and were ticketed.
The sheriff’s office called excessive speeding a “very real danger.” In another tweet, the sheriff’s office said speeding can have deadly consequences.
“No matter where you are going or what the reason, there is no excuse for speeding,” the sheriff’s office said.
“This is egregious, it’s irresponsible, and someone like this should not be driving on the road,” said News 6 traffic safety expert Steven Montiero, who has over a dozen years of experience in traffic enforcement, including writing citations and investigating thousands of crashes.
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“I would park the car for a few days and kind of realize what you’re doing out there,” said Montiero. “If this driver would have crashed at 132 mph, at this point, this type of crash is not survivable.”
“If that deputy, trooper or officer felt it was necessary that day, this 16-year-old could have spent the night in jail,” added Montiero.
Montiero said the teen now has to worry about, “Insurance costs down the road, his parents’ insurance, let alone dealing with his parents now.”
Speeding is a choice that drivers make.— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 31, 2023
Much like impaired driving, speeding is a selfish decision that can have deadly consequences for the driver, vehicle passenger, and pedestrians.
No matter where you are going or what the reason, there is no excuse for speeding. pic.twitter.com/EPOxlGcltF
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