By the numbers: California’s speedy highways

With the state’s highways free of traffic during the pandemic, drivers are hitting high speeds and getting tickets at a record pace.
0:59 | 05/07/20

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California is usually known for its bumper to bumper traffic but as you can imagine stay at home orders of largely eliminated that but those with a need for speed. They're not getting a free pass let's take a look. By the numbers California traffic volumes are down 35%. From a year ago apparently leading some drivers to put the pedal to the metal more freely during the shut down. The California Highway Patrol road nearly twice 500 tickets for drivers going more than a hundred miles an hour from march 19 to April 19 that's an 87%. Increase compared to same period last year. This past weekend alone the chp is Golding gay division issued 85 citations for drivers speeding more than a hundred miles per hour. The Highway Patrol has been sharing some of the worst offenders on social media this SUV driver clocked in at a whopping 124. Miles per hour. The Highway Patrol says the State's more than 700 electronic highway signs will now display messages that read if you must travel do not speed. And keep essential workers safe do not speak.

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