9:30 Coffee Break: Speedy Songs

Driving app
Janet Creaser, a research fellow in the mechanical engineering department at the University of Minnesota, demonstrates how a smartphone app can help people drive more safely. (Jennifer Simonson / MPR News)

The city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been in the news recently for its enthusiastic enforcement of the speed limit on its expressway.

Cedar Rapids has four sets of cameras that monitor traffic on Interstate 380, which passes through the center of town. During a 20-month period spanning 2013 and 2014, the city of Cedar Rapids sent speeding tickets by mail to more than 160,000 motorists, including to more than 16,000 drivers from Minnesota.

Obviously, we want to encourage safe operation of motor vehicles — but that doesn't negate the fact there are a lot of songs out there that reference speedy driving.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs about driving fast do you want to hear? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


The Modern Lovers "Roadrunner"
The Beach Boys "Little Deuce Coupe"
Kraftwerk "Autobahn"
The Primitives "Crash"
Yo La Tengo "Speeding Motorycle"
Golden Earring "Radar Love"


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