The Missouri State Highway Patrol released some of the results of Missouri’s participation in a 5-state high speed enforcement campaign.
The enforcement campaign was in effect between noon and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Missouri troopers made 2,557 traffic stops, issued 598 speeding citations, 668 moving violation citations, 264 seat belt citations, 1,256 warnings, 513 motorist assists, and investigated 119 crashes.
The patrol said over one-third of the speeding citations were to motorists travelling 20 miles per hour or more over the speed limit.
Across the state, the Missouri State Highway Patrol has seen a 58 percent increase in speeds at or above 26 mph over the speed limit from January through June 2020 when compared to the four-year average. Troopers issued 4,869 summonses to drivers traveling 26 mph or more over the speed limit during that time. The data shows the most common violators are between the ages of 15 and 29. Most of the speed violations occur during the weekend.