What was the fastest speeding ticket issued in Texas in 2016?

2/7/2012 - Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN - A sign warns of a red light camera on the I-35 northbound frontage road at 11th Street on Tuesday Feb 7, 2012.

2/7/2012 – Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN – A sign warns of a red light camera on the I-35 northbound frontage road at 11th Street on Tuesday Feb 7, 2012.

Although 2016 seemed to drag on and on, it was life in the fast lane for Texas drivers.

According to data obtained by the Houston Chronicle from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the fastest speeding ticket in the state of Texas during 2016 clocked in at 209 mph. The 2006 Suzuki motorcycle was stopped in Coryell County where the speed limit was posted at 60 mph.

The second-fastest speeding ticket was also issued to a driver on a Suzuki motorcycle who was going 167 mph in a 60 mph zone.

The data also shows that during the year of 2016 troopers issued 9,821 speeding tickets to drivers going over 100 mph. That is compared to the 6,883 tickets issued during 2015.

These numbers do not include tickets issued by city police officers or county sheriff’s offices.

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