The next best way to avoid a ticket

In case you missed this story over at news10.net about speed traps in our area, here are a few highlights.

The one place where you are most likely to be pulled over for speeding is anywhere the highway opens up from two lanes to three or four lanes and there is a temptation to hit the gas. The most popular stakeout for CHP officers around Sacramento is the truck scales near Antelope Road…CHP officers do not have a quota for writing speeding tickets. And money from the fines does not go to the CHP. It stays in the county where the violation occurred.

And then what happens to it?

The CHP uses a variety of tools to catch speeders. The newest is LIDAR, which uses a laser beam to pick out a single vehicle in a crowd of traffic and clock its speed with remarkable accuracy.

A frickin’ laser beam? Let me get this straight, if I am speeding in a crowd of traffic (oxymoron?) how am I being singled out?

Any places they missed?

3 Comments

sac-eats

The most popular spot I’ve seen is at E-bound hwy 50, just past the w-x cluster. It’s a nice steady downhill and there always seems to be a guy there under the bus-80 flyover with a radar gun. Especially on weekends.

Stickie

Beam jockeys hang out westbound near Scandia, too.

ramphan

Hiway 50 between Cameron Park DR. and Greenstone is the #1 sreedtrap in the state.

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