A massive, statewide speed enforcement campaign in July stopped 23,285 drivers for speeding, according to preliminary reports from the state's office of traffic safety.
That's up from last July, when 19,908 drivers were cited for speeding.
An average speeding ticket for 10 mph over the limit is typically more than $120. Drivers stopped at 20 mph over the speed limit face double the fine, and those ticketed for more than 100 mph can lose their license for six months.
During last month's enforcement campaign, the Minnesota State Patrol ticketed 23 drivers for speeding over 100 mph.
From 2009-2011, speed factored in 254 deaths statewide on Minnesota roads, in addition to 689 severe, life-altering injuries. Those crashes resulted in an economic impact of $584 million.