Speed limits in Rhode Island, Utah, and Texas are all “prima facie”, which means motorists can get out of a speeding fine if they can justify their use of excessive speed.
The first official motor vehicle “speeding” ticket was handed out in the UK, when a gentleman named Walter Arnold was caught rocketing down the road at the breakneck speed of… 8 MPH.
In the first American automobile race (1895), the winning car’s average speed was 7 mph.
Speedometers tell you you’re going 10% faster to account for accuracy errors.
The fastest speeding ticket in the world allegedly occurred in May 2003 in Texas for 242 mph in a 75 mph zone.