CHP, Caltrans caution drivers to slow down despite open roads

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Drivers need to ease up on their accelerators despite a major drop in congestion on roads throughout the Inland Empire stemming from the coronavirus emergency, as speeding citations for driving over 100 mph skyrocket, state officials said recently. “It is alarming to see the number of citations officers are writing for excessive speeds on California roadways,” Warren Stanley, commissioner of the California Highway Patrol said. “Higher speeds can lead to much more serious injuries and significantly increase the chance of death should a crash occur. Keep yourself and those on the road around you safe. Slow down and drive at a safe, legal speed.” Between March 19 – when Gov. Gavin Newsom issued his stay-at-home order for COVID-19 mitigation – and April 19, CHP officers wrote
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