Kansas City police say speeders topping 100 mph result of fewer people on the highway


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are giving a warning to everyone after catching some people driving at extremely high rates of speed while fewer people are on the road.

Over recent days, police have nabbed speeders driving more than double the speed limit on highways, according to a tweet from the Kansas City Police Department.

In one instance, a person was driving 117 mph on a motorcycle in a 55 mph zone while it was wet on I-29. Another person was stopped going 108 mph in a 65 mph zone on 71 Highway.

The tweet said these speeds are higher than normal. Less people on the roads due to the coronavirus “stay-at-home” order makes some people feel like they can go faster.

Police warn that they are still enforcing speeding laws. They are also sanitizing before and after every stop, and they are accepting mask donations at every station.

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