Saturday, July 24, 2010

California Speed Trap

In all my decades driving California freeways I've never seen the likes of this. It seems behind every bridge abutment, every patch of landscaping, there is a Highway Patrol officer with a radar gun.

There is way more than concentration than their holiday drunk driving patrols. There is way more activity than your standard end of the month quota rush.

It's not like we don't need it. Most Californians (those between the ages of 17 and 91) believe the posted speed limit is a suggested minimum below which you should never drive.
Sandra Bullock was just your average California driver.

I'd like to believe the Highway Patrol is concerned about the health and wellbeing of Californians, but I know that's not the case. Most likely is that the CHiPs have turned the entire state into a gigantic speed trap in an effort to balance the state's budget. They can't raises taxes or cut spending any deeper so the only resource left is California's bumper crop of speed demons.

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