Troopers ticket 21 speeding drivers, 2 going 99 mph, in newly opened I-4 Express lanes

ORLANDO, Fla. — Just because access to the new I-4 Express lanes is currently free, doesn’t mean it’s not going to cost you if you’re speeding.

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Florida Highway Patrol troopers said they ticketed 21 speeding drivers Saturday as the I-4 Express lanes were opened to the public.


Two drivers were ticketed going 99 mph in a 60 mph zone, troopers said.

Traffic was flowing smoothly through the lanes all day Saturday, with a relatively small percentage of drivers trying out the new lanes in the middle of I-4.

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The Florida Department of Transportation said access to the lanes will be free for the first five days.

The speed limit on the interstate still applies to drivers using the express lanes.

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Troopers will continue to have increased enforcement to ticket speeders throughout the weekend.

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