Getting on Highway 99 from Elk Grove? Better mind the speed limit.
The California Highway Patrol opened up to News10 reporters this week about where officers like to patrol for speeding drivers. Two Elk Grove locations were among the hot spots: Highway 99 near Laguna Blvd, and northbound 99 near Elk Grove Blvd.
CHP officers told News10 they target areas where drivers are tempted to speed—such as where a highway opens up from a smaller to a larger number of lanes. Going 10 to 15 miles per hour over the speed limit can cost you a $200 ticket; the price for speeding by more than 15 miles per hour can reach more than $300, according to News10.
Though officers like to lurk near Elk Grove, a CHP spokesperson told News10 their favorite spot to catch speeders is the truck scales on I-80 near Antelope Road, where it's common to see drivers hit 100 miles per hour.