Due to the covid-19 outbreak, it would appear the diminishing traffic and open roads have encouraged some to break the traffic laws, as citations over the century mark are way up in recent weeks.
It’s not too shocking to see a spike in car crimes when things have been cleared out on an unprecedented scale everywhere, with only loose enforcement of quarantine and stay-at-home orders in many areas. The area empties out and the street-racers and “real drivers” go out and have themselves a good time. At least until the cops catch on or somebody gets hurt.
The California Highway Patrol claims its ticketing almost twice as many motorists for speeding since the start of the stay-at-home order compared to the year prior, when there was no stay-at-home order.
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