The Fast and the Reckless: Top 10 High-Speed Incidents on Texas Highways in 2022 Revealed

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Texas is well-known for its massive highways, but they also have a dark side when it comes to traffic fatalities and speed-related crashes. According to, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers issued tickets to 25 drivers for traveling over 140 mph and 67 more for speeds in the 130s in 2022.

The top 10 fastest speeding tickets in Texas for 2022, as reported by, reveal the most dangerous speeding incidents. At the top of the list was a driver who was caught traveling at a staggering 201 mph in a 75 mph zone on I-10 in Gonzales County on December 24th at 10:49 am. The vehicle was a 2018 Dodge Charger. The second-highest speed was clocked at 155 mph in a 70 mph zone on Sam Rayburn Tollway in Collin County on June 19th at 7:26 pm, on a 2022 Yamaha YZF.

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North Texas accounted for five of the top 10 speeders. The other five speeders were caught in Gonzales, Hidalgo, Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Bowie counties. The full list includes comments from troopers who made the stops and the traffic conditions at the time.

These high-speed incidents highlight the dangers of reckless driving, and the importance of road safety measures to prevent fatal accidents. Texas highways have had a notorious reputation for high-speed collisions, which the state authorities have been working to address.

Texas DPS spokesman, Travis Considine, said: “These are dangerous speeds that put not only the driver but everyone else on the road at risk. We would urge all drivers to obey posted speed limits and other traffic laws.”

Drivers are urged to take extra precautions when driving on Texas highways, including following speed limits, maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles, and avoiding distractions while driving. By obeying the rules of the road, we can help ensure a safer driving experience for everyone.

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