CHP promises crackdown on speeders | grant, farrow, down - News - The Orange County Register
At any given time on Orange County's freeways, there always seems to be that one driver weaving his way down the road at 90 mph.
California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow hopes to see a lot less of that. From now until September, Farrow has promised to flood California's highways with officers specifically targeting speeders.
A newly secured grant will allow the commissioner 42,000 hours of officer overtime to do that.
CHP officials say they want drivers to slow down for their own safety – and others.
"Drivers simply need to slow down," Farrow said in a release. "Year after year, speed is indicated as the primary collision factor in roughly one-third of the fatal and injury collisions in California."
A portion of the grant will target the accident prone Highway 12 corridor between the Bay Area and Stockton; the remainder will be distributed evenly throughout the rest of the state.
The grant comes from the state's Office of Traffic Safety, through funding provided by the National Traffic Safety Administration.