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California Highway Patrol Cracks Down on Extreme Speeding During COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Dan Kann | May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has left Los Angeles and other Southern California streets essentially empty, especially when compared to normal traffic conditions. The heavily trafficked roads have fewer drivers because of stay at home orders that went into effect in March to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

However, with fewer cars on the road, California Highway Patrol has seen a significant increase in excessive speeding. According to ABC 7 News, officers “saw an 87% increase in tickets given to drivers going more than 100 mph between March 19 and April 19, compared to the same period in 2019.”

CHP officers have stated that they have “zero tolerance” for excessive speeding because drivers can lose control of their vehicles and cause serious accidents. They are particularly worried as more drivers start heading out on the roads as shelter in place orders are relaxed.

A speeding ticket can have negative consequences on your life, especially if you are accused of driving over 100 mph which falls under California Vehicle Code Section 22348(b). Consequences for excessive speeding can include:

  • Losing the chance to go to traffic school
  • Significant fines
  • Impounding of your car
  • Minimum 30 day license suspension 
  • 2 points on your driving record
  • Increased insurance costs

If you cause an accident and someone is hurt or killed, the consequences become much more severe and can include lengthy prison time.

Contact a Skilled Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Attorney

If you have received a traffic citation or have been arrested for any type of driving offense, get in touch with the attorneys at the Kann California Law Group as soon as possible. Traffic tickets and criminal driving charges can take a toll on your life, so it is in your best interest to talk to a skilled Los Angeles traffic ticket defense lawyer about challenging your ticket or charges. We offer free consultations to answer your questions and discuss your options. Call us today at 888-744-7730.

About the Author

Dan Kann

Daniel E. Kann has devoted his entire legal career exclusively to defending individuals facing criminal prosecution in Southern California. Dan fights criminal cases throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Kern, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.


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