Any of you guys been outside lately? Not a lot of people driving despite gas being so cheap. This combination, despite the pandemic, is apparently giving people ideas. Along with the recent new cannonball record, speeding tickets in California are rising rapidly.
On the face of it, this makes plenty of sense. You’re driving down an arrow-straight section of highway, you don’t see anybody else (even if the cop sees you) so you figure why not. It’s certainly risky and irresponsible–considering that you may be taking vital emergency services away from somebody who may need it more–but that isn’t stopping an additional 1,158 people from getting tickets exceeding 100MPH so far this year.
The LA Times reports that one driver was ticketed for driving 165MPH down Interstate 5 in his Camaro. I haven’t seen something like that since I was on the Autobahn. Germans seem to like American cars for some reason–and Harleys–which is weird. I guess I’m veering a little off topic here.
I guess If you live in California and you’re driving on the Interstate a lot, stay in the right lane as much as you can. That’s one thing I learned from the Autobahn. If you aren’t doing 120, get the hell out of the way. Just because these people may be speeding excessively doesn’t mean they have to endanger other people besides themselves. Stay safe out there.