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Redding CHP officers increase controls on I-5, crack down on speeding

Redding California Highway Patrol officers are ramping up patrols on I-5.

Posted: May 17, 2019 12:15 PM
Updated: May 17, 2019 12:22 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Redding California Highway Patrol officers are ramping up patrols on I-5.

The patrols are part of an effort to slow down traffic where workers are widening the interstate from South Bonneyview Road in Redding to Deschutes Road in Anderson. 

The speed limit is reduced to 55 miles per hour for the next three years.

Patrol officers said they have already written dozens of tickets a day in the area, even to semi trucks.

"We have written a lot of semi trucks [and] normal people pulling trailers," said Jason Morton with the Redding California Highway Patrol. "That is their speed limit all the time so we are really asking them to lead by example and doing that 55, what they should have been doing in the first place." 

Officers said tickets are doubled in construction zones and may even be doubled again if the driver is going over 80 miles per hour in those areas. 

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