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Over 100 cited during CHP’s Highway 395 enforcement operation

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Over 100 citations were issued during the California Highway Patrols joint traffic enforcement operation targeting US Highway 395 on Wednesday, officials said.

CHP units from Barstow, Mojave, Victorville, and Air Ops joined forces on February 27, 2019, and saturated US-395 area looking for motorist who decided to break the law.

Officials said the detail was in response to the amount of unsafe driving that has been occurring on the highway.

On the day of the detail CHP Barstow shared a post to Facebook saying: “Many citations were issued. We saturated the Kramer Junction area and even with the known presence of CHP units actively patrolling this morning you’d be surprised how many people still decided to break traffic laws and put other people’s lives in danger.”

CHP Victorville posted about their own memorable moment involving the driver of a Chevy Silverado who sped past multiple officers that were already busy on traffic stops.

“He thought he was in the clear so the driver decided to pass multiple vehicles over double yellow lines at 90 mph. What he didn’t realize was the CHP fixed wing airplane, A-83, was overhead observing traffic. A-83 Contacted an awaiting Barstow unit ahead and the driver was stopped. That speed and unsafe passing will ultimately cost the driver around $1,000,” stated the post.

CHP spokesperson Michael Mumford told Victor Valley News that alltogether officers contacted 113 people that resulted in 101 total citations, 75 for speeding, 26 other violations, and 12 warnings.

“We understand the traffic concerns within the communities and major highways in the high desert,” stated Mumford. ” There have been and will be future enforcement operations that include those areas. Yesterday’s joint enforcement operation on US-395 was a huge success.  Our officers were able to not only enforce multiple traffic laws, but provide education to the public on how dangerous the high speeds and unsafe passing can be to themselves and other motorists. ”   

Below is a breakdown of the combined totals per station.

The Barstow Area’s Totals are as follows:

  • Total enforcement contacts: 35
  • Citations for PCFs (all for speeding): 33
  • Citations for other violations: 1
  • Total # citations:  34 
  • Warnings: 1

The Mojave Area totals for the US-395 SEU are:

  • Total enforcement contacts: 41
  • Citations for PCFs (all for speeding): 30
  • Citations for other violations: 7
  • Total # citations:  37 
  • Warnings: 4

The Victorville Area’s Totals are as follows:

  • Total enforcement contacts: 37
  • Citations for PCFs (all for speeding): 12
  • Citations for other violations: 18
  • Total # citations:  30 
  • Warnings: 7

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