Summer is typically the time of year when more and more of us hit the open road and maybe hammer down a little harder on the accelerator to get where we're going faster.

But there's a difference between going 5-10 miles an hour over the posted limit and turning a highway onto your own personal drag strip.

Those drivers who abuse the speed limits even have their own category. They're called 'super speeders' and several of them showed up in full force over the weekend in Iowa

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The Iowa State Patrol reported at least six drivers in the northeast part of the state during one stretch of less than four hours Sunday (August 20).

It's all part of a much bigger problem with speeding on Iowa roads.

Earlier this year, the state patrol said troopers are catching a record number of 'super speeders' going over 100 miles per hour. In fact, new figures show that since 2018, more than 5,000 drivers (5,203) have been picked up for triple-digit speeds in the Hawkeye State:

  • 2018: 730
  • 2019: 659
  • 2020: 1,497
  • 2021: 1,205
  • 2022: 1,112

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