Hwy 99 Elk Grove Exits Among CHP's Top Spots to Catch Speeders

California Highway Patrol officers shared with News10 some of the places they like to lurk.

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.

Check out the full News10 story to see other speeding hotspots in the Sacramento area.

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.

Bob B May 24, 2012 at 01:38 AM
The other day I noticed 6 motorcycle officers gathering near Grant Line Road and Wilton Road (out in the country) that small stretch of Grant Line (out in the country) - there are no houses by the road and only 1 or two businesses near Wilton Road. That small strech of road between Bond/Grant Line & Grant Line & Wilton Road, the posted speed limit is 35 mph (out in the country). I wouldn't have too much of a problem with a 45 mph limit, but 35 mph (out in the country), and 6 mototcycle officers hiding (kind of) to make the city some money. I don't condone speeding, I just question the justification of (1) that strech of road being marked with a 35 mph limit, and (2) the use of 6 motorcylce officers to catch 'speeders'. The City must have an abundance of officers to use for this relatively minor infraction. I also think the traffic engineers should take another look at this ridiculous 35mph speed limit for the strech of road I mentioned (as opposed to 45 mph) - which seems more reasonable.


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