State Police Release Updated List of Songs That Raise the Speed Limit

WATERBURY – The Vermont State Police has released its annual list of songs that, when played in a moving vehicle, raise the speed limit for that vehicle by up to 20 mph. In most instances when an officer pulls over a vehicle travelling in excess of the posted limit, that officer uses his or her discretion when offered an excuse and can choose to issue a ticket, or simply a warning. This list provides some clarity to officers unsure as to which songs officially make it okay to drive a little faster.

“We do advise everyone to obey the posted speed limits,” said Colonel Matthew Birmingham, director of the VT State Police, “but at the same time we also recognize that there are instances when staying under those limits is just impossible. For instance, nobody is going to drive 55 when ‘Born to Be Wild’ comes on the radio, and it would be unreasonable for us to expect that.”

The full list of songs is as follows:

  1. Act a Fool, by Ludacris
  2. Are You Gonna Be My Girl, by Jet
  3. Bad Reputation, by Joan Jett
  4. Born to Be Wild, by Steppenwolf
  5. Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen
  6. Can’t Stop the Feeling, by Justin Timberlake*
  7. Danger Zone, by Kenny Loggins
  8. Don’t Stop Me Now, by Queen
  9. Fun Zone, by “Weird Al” Yankovic
  10. Go With the Flow, by Queens of the Stone Age*
  11. Immigrant Song, by Led Zeppelin
  12. Indestructible, by Robyn*
  13. Life is a Highway, by Tom Cochrane
  14. Memories, by David Guetta ft. Kid Cudi
  15. Party Up, by DMX
  16. Sabotage, by The Beastie Boys
  17. Song 2, by Blur
  18. Stop the Rock, by Apollo 440
  19. Weapon of Choice, by Fatboy Slim
  20. Welcome to the Jungle, by Guns N Roses

*New to the list in 2017

Falling off the list this year are “Girlfriend,” by Avril Lavigne; “Uptown Funk,” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars; and “Gangnam Style,” by Psy.

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