“We have such an uninformed and uneducated driving force out there,” he said.
The youngest speeder in the records reviewed by The Oklahoman was a 15-year-old Pauls Valley girl who was ticketed for driving 100 mph in March 2011. She pleaded no contest and paid a $135 fine and court costs. The average age of the 100 mph speeders was 28.3 years. The oldest speeder was 85.
Cason said a possible solution to the issue of problem speeders might include mandatory driver's education classes for new drivers, competency reviews for current drivers and court-ordered driving classes for bad drivers.
“I don't care how much you want to spank the people with tickets or minor jail time, what's important is to educate the people about the consequences of their decisions,” he said.