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CHP increasing patrols on Bay Bridge to reduce speeding

Original post made on Jul 31, 2011

The California Highway Patrol and Caltrans are working together to reduce speeds on the Bay Bridge as the structure continues to undergo seismic retrofits, bridge officials said today

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 31, 2011 at 12:16 am

More time wasted protecting us from ourselves when they should be investigating violent and other crimes against actual people.

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Aug 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I am generally opposed to speed trapping for a number of very good reasons Tom, but some of the Bridge work apparently created an uneven zig-zaggy section. There were a number of serious accidents in that spot earlier this year, so I suppose that's why they are watching it closely.
Now staking out stop signs in Danville or Alamo, yep, that's a waste of resources.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Danville
on Aug 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Speeding is a violent crime. A fellow high school graduate of my son was in a car on the Bay Bridge several years ago that was rear ended by a speeder. The young man was killed. You can call it an accident but by all measures it was manslaughter.