COLUMBIA, CT (WFSB) - A 16-year-old driver who had a driver's license for less than 2 months was stopped for driving 84 mph in a 30 mph zone.

The resident state trooper's office in Columbia posted about the incident to its Facebook page.

The unidentified teen was arrested on Tuesday for reckless driving and will lose the license for six months, the trooper reported.

"If you break it down, 84 miles per hour converts to 123.2 feet per second," the office posted to social media. "Average reaction time for a driver is around two seconds. So if something happened on the roadway in front of the driver with in 246.4 feet or 82 yards there would have been nothing they could do to avoid it."

The trooper urged parents to speak with their children and monitor their driving habits.

Copyright 2019 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(2) comments


He should be in jail.


I'm sure mommy and daddy will notice an insurance premium change.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.