Drivers were caught speeding less in Wyoming last year but those who got nabbed were going faster than usual.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says citations for speeding fell 15% in 2020 but there were 29% more citations for people driving over 100 mph.
Law enforcement gave out nearly 1,500 citations in Wyoming last year for “excessive speeding,” defined as going 15 mph or more above the posted speed limit.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that was over 300 more tickets for excessive speed than the number issued in 2019. Driving too fast is a leading factor in serious accidents in Wyoming.