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DMV Office Closures Prompt Vehicle Code Leniency

Traffic volume and accidents may have dropped on many California freeways, but the Highway Patrol is still keeping busy. However, Officer Mike Steele, with the Grass Valley office, says while they’ll still cite and arrest motorists for bad driving behavior, they need to be more lenient on recent vehicle code violations…

click to listen to Officer Steele

But Steele says they’re still citing people for code violations that go back years. Meanwhile, he hasn’t noticed a spike in excessive speeding on Nevada County highways…

click to listen to Officer Steele

Steele says there have been more tickets issued to drivers in other parts of the state for driving at least 100 miles an hour, although not in this area. He also clarifies that you aren’t automatically cited or arrested for reckless driving, such as if you’re alone on that stretch and not weaving or crossing over a double-yellow line. He says there has to be a clear danger to other motorists.

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