Law enforcement officials issued dozens of speeding tickets this weekend as the I-4 Express lanes opened in Orlando.
Over the weekend, troopers issued approximately 77 tickets for speeding within the I-4 express lane. According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, the highest speed posted was 101 mph.
Authorities say several other drivers were stopped for speeding in the high 90’s.
The majority of drivers who are being stopped for speeding are telling troopers that they thought they could go faster within the express lanes.
The speed limit on the new express lanes is 60 MPH, matching the same speed limits as the mainline of I-4.
“We will continue to conduct traffic enforcement within the express lanes,” reads the statement from FHP.
I-4 Express opened with an introductory rate of 50 cents per tolling segment. Traveling the entire length of the segment will cost $3.50 eastbound and $3.00 westbound during the introductory period, according to officials. After the introductory period, pricing will vary based on the number of vehicles using the highway. The current toll rate will be displayed on overhead electronic signs in advance of each entrance.