Motorists need to slow down to protect road crews, save lives, officials say

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Motorists who punch their accelerators because there are fewer vehicles on freeways amid the coronavirus emergency should remember they’re putting lives at risk in construction zones in Riverside County, and they will face consequences, officials said Friday, May 15. “We will continue enforcement action for anyone driving in an unsafe manner,” California Highway Patrol Capt. Mike Alvarez said. “Special attention is being paid to roadway construction zones Those will be heavily enforced.” Alvarez, who heads the CHP’s San Gorgonio office in Beaumont, said his officers have issued 44 speeding citations to drivers going in excess of 100 mph since March 19. He noted that over the same period statewide, CHP patrol zones as a whole recorded an 87% jump in tickets for speeding
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