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Va. driver busted after trooper clocks speed at 152 mph in 55 mph zone: VSP

WJLA – Washington D.C. logo WJLA – Washington D.C. 8/9/2022 Kate Davison
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A Norfolk, Va. driver was recently the recipient of a hefty speeding ticket, courtesy of Virginia State Police.

Troopers cited the driver on I-64 for 152 miles per hour in a posted 55 mph zone.

The agency tweeted out a partial photo of the ticket Monday. 

Just because temps [are going up] does not mean speeds should be too!" VSP tweeted.

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VSP said 515 lives were lost to traffic crashes in the state so far this year, many of those due to excessive speed.

7News on Your Side has been reporting on how traffic fatalities are at a 16-year high.

During the pandemic, the U.S. began to see more dangerous and risky driving behaviors exploding on our roadways.

One perfect example is we started hearing from the states the incredibly high rates of speed that certain drivers were engaging in and we know it’s because the roadways were wide open,” said Pam Fischer, a traffic safety expert with the Governors Highway Association. “And people were saying, very frankly, we're not seeing police officers out there. And we know how effective that high visibility enforcement is when you see a police officer on the road, you do slow down.

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