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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The State Highway Patrol says lead-foot drivers on the Ohio Turnpike accounted for a lot of speeding tickets last year.
The patrol says that nearly one out of every five drivers who its troopers cited for exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph or more was caught on the turnpike.
Troopers who patrol the toll road across northern Ohio say it's difficult to pinpoint a reason there were so many speeders on the turnpike.
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Drivers in Erie, Sandusky and Lorain counties along with Summit County in northeast Ohio each had more than 2,000 citations last year for aggressive speeding.
Hamilton County in southeast Ohio led the state in such tickets. Other counties topping the list are Montgomery, Franklin and Stark.
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