Driving Over 100 mph

CHP is ramping up enforcement of 100+ mph driving.

Recently the California Highway Patrol received funding by way of federal grant to apprehend motorists driving over 100 miles per hour. Between 04/01/2020 and 09/30/2021 the CHP issued 44,500 citations for those allegedly driving over 100 mph under Vehicle Code § 22348B.

Most citations were issued to the north and south bound traffic on Interstate 5, particularly in Central California. Boredom, fatigue, and the herd effect (seeing drivers passing you at 90 mph) make you more vulnerable to this type citation.

Some of the penalties for those cited for Vehicle Code § 22348B can be as brutal as those of a DUI citation. It’ll give you 2 points on your driving record for at least 7 years. These convictions remain on your driving record indefinitely unless purged by DMV. The fines range from $1000 to over $2000 and the judge will possibly suspend your license for 30 days. And don’t forget about the insurance premium increases. You’ve got to challenge these citations. In California it’s all about the money.

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