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Traffic Down But Speeds Are Up

The COVID 19 statewide stay-at-home order has resulted in less traffic on area roadways and highways since the order went into effect in mid-March. But with less drivers on the road, a larger number than normal think its safe to drive at excessiver speeds near or above 100 miles per hour.. CHP Officer Chris Nave with the Gold Run Office, says the increased speeds are also increasing danger.

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Citations for speeds greater than 100 miles per hour have incerased by 87 percent
Officer Nave says that drivers are making assumptions that becasue there are less people out its ok to drive faster. The CHP are also seeing more trucks speeding on local highways.

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Sompe people even think there are less officers on the road.

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The CHP and Caltrans are partnering to inform, educate and inforce safe speeds during the epidemic.

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