Jalopnik reporter Patrick George learned the hard way not to speed in Virginia when he spent three days in the slammer last summer after being pulled over for doing 93 mph in a 55 zone.
As tough as that might seem, though, Virginia isn’t even in the Top Five among the strictest states when it comes to enforcing speeding and reckless driving laws. At the top of the list is the Colorado. At the other end of the spectrum is Texas, according to a new study, perhaps no surprise for a state that also has the fastest freeway in the country.
Officially, no state requires mandatory jail time for speeding, reports financial website WalletHub.com. But push far enough over the limit and you could find the charge changed to reckless driving, as happened to Jalopnik’s over-eager scribe, who was sentenced to one day for each mph over 90. (more…)