...Officers have been ordered to cut their driving by 10 percent a month and conduct stationary enforcements using radar guns on freeway ramps, medians or overpasses instead of patrolling.
Actually, I'm far more apt to stay close to the speed limit if I know there's a statey running Ka band under an overpass than I am to stay near the limit if I know they're almost always just racing through the carpool lane at 85 mph and seeing who catches up to them."(Patrolling) is more visible to the public, and they are more apt to observe the traffic laws," he said. "We are still going to be out, and the officers, when needed, will do whatever to get the job done." Highway Patrol officers drive about 20,000 miles per year.