CHP: More people speeding while Californians remain under 'stay-at-home' orders during COVID-19 crisis
GLENDALE, Calif. - Law enforcement is reporting a higher number of speeders while Californians remain under "stay-at-home" orders.
The California Highway Patrol reports the number of people ticketed for driving more than 100 MPH has gone up 25% year to year.
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Speeding tickets in excess of 100 MPH was reported at 418 in March of 2019 compared to 543 in March of 2020.
"Due to the stay-at-home orders we are seeing a decrease in traffic and unfortunately some drivers are taking advantage of that and speeding on our freeways," said Officer Amber Wright with the California Highway Patrol Southern Division.
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Wright went on to say the average commute time in the Los Angeles area has been cut in half.
Speeding tickets of over 100 MPH can result in loss of license and large fines.