Turnpike typo accidentally promotes 485 mph speed limit, brings out the jokers

Kudos to our favorite award-winning CBS 13 producer for catching this one:

Now, clearly, the Maine Turnpike did not increase the highway speed limit to 485 miles per hour during Monday’s storm and there’s no indication that anyone actually tried pushing their vehicle into the triple digits to take advantage of this typo.

But it was a humorous mistake and drew some good-natured ribbing on social media.

One person responded to Joe’s post saying, “I’ve been looking for a place to test the top speed of my Porsche,” while another chimed in with “Prepare for ludicrous speed!” — a throwback to the slapstick “Star Wars” parody “Spaceballs.”