Driver Hit With Hefty Fine for Excessive Speed in Ames, Iowa


Ames, Iowa- A motorist in Ames received a "very expensive citation" on Wednesday, courtesy of the Ames police.

The department shared an image on Facebook today, displaying the police radar clocking the vehicle at 106 mph in a 65-mph zone.

Earlier this year, the state patrol reported an alarming surge in the number of "super speeders" clocked at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Statewide, both speeding convictions and license suspensions for those exceeding the 100-mph mark witnessed a sharp increase during the pandemic, and the trend shows no signs of abating. This data, sourced from the Iowa Department of Transportation, was provided to KCCI Investigates.

In 2019, 812 individuals faced convictions for driving at speeds of 100 mph or more. This figure doubled to 1,672 in 2020, remained high at 1,477 in 2021, and saw a slight decline to 1,281 in 2022.