Virus puts pedal to the metal

Excessive speeds reported by CHP

MAX VELOCITY—The California Highway Patrol reports handing out an abnormally large number of speeding tickets for going over 100 mph since a statewide stay-home order was put in place last month. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn NewspapersDuring the coronavirus lockdown, there are fewer drivers headed to fewer open destinations. Those who are on the road, however, appear to be in a hurry to get to where they’re going.
Compared to this time last year, traffic volume on state roads has dropped about 35%, accor...

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