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Larry Leadfoot

slang One who drives excessively or dangerously fast in a car. The phrase is based on the expression "have a lead foot," meaning to have a tendency to speed when driving. The image is that of one's foot being made of lead, which is very heavy, and thus pushing down on the accelerator. I've always been a bit of a Larry Leadfoot when I get behind the wheel, so I've gotten my fair share of speeding tickets. Some Larry Leadfoot went flying past me on the interstate and nearly careered into a truck.
See also: Larry, Leadfoot

leadfoot

1. noun, slang One who drives excessively or dangerously fast in a car. The phrase is based on the expression "have a lead foot," meaning to have a tendency to speed when driving. The image is that of one's foot being made of lead, which is very heavy, and thus pushing down on the accelerator. I've always been a bit of a leadfoot when I get behind the wheel, so I've gotten my fair share of speeding tickets. Some leadfoot went flying past me on the interstate and nearly careered into a truck.
2. verb, slang To drive excessively or dangerously fast in a car. Make sure you don't leadfoot around these residential areas. He was caught leadfooting down the highway at nearly 150 miles an hour.

leadfoot

n. a speeder in an automobile. There is a leadfoot driving behind me and wanting to pass.
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That's when police departments across the suburbs will be on the lookout for leadfoots as part of 2018 Illinois Speed Awareness Day.
I think one might take greater offense to reckless leadfoots racing through neighborhoods with their stereos thumping everyone's windows from blocks away than with a club of car and racing enthusiasts spending their Sunday doing something they enjoy - racing - in a parking lot made for cars.
Speeding was by far the main cause, with troopers issuing more than 25,000 citations and 15,500 warnings to leadfoots. They also reported 1,346 DUI arrests, 2,852 distracted driving tickets and 689 child-restraint citations.