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CHP going after speeders in Highway 24 today

By asoglin
Monday, March 19th, 2007 at 9:19 am in Crime, Lamorinda, Roads.

From today’s Contra Costa Times:

The California Highway Patrol’s crackdown on speeders continues today with a “speed team” of officers focusing on Highway 24 in Contra Costa County.

The effort is the second of three. In the first, a team of five officers cited 41 drivers for speeding on Highway 4 in East County, including three who were traveling at more than 100 mph, according to the CHP.

The team impounded one of the vehicles because the driver’s license was suspended, said CHP spokesman Scott Yox.

The CHP cites speed as one of the most dangerous traffic behaviors. Speed is considered to be the No. 1 cause of collisions nationwide, Yox said.

The third campaign will be March 26 on Interstate 680.

The CHP’s “speed teams” are deployed in addition to normal CHP shifts and focus exclusively on speeders, Yox said.

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