A city council candidate in Coronado had some very harsh words for what
he called the lack of speed limit enforcement in certain parts of the
Shortly before the November election, Bill Sandke accused the California
Highway Patrol of "
abdicating" its responsibility for speeding enforcement on some major thoroughfares
in Coronado. According to Mr. Sandke, speeders had destroyed the "neighborhood
quality" of these areas. He also pointed to illegal short-term vacation
rentals and the transformation of single-family homes into multifamily
dwellings as contributing to the problem.
won a plurality of 48 percent over two other candidates. He'll face Carrie
Downy, who polled 37 percent, in a runoff.
The aspiring councilman did touch on one of the driving forces behind some
speed limit laws: neighborhood integrity. It's difficult to have quiet
residential areas and sidewalk cafes when cars are zooming down the street.
This impetus clearly does not apply along Highway 58 near Mojave and other
similar stretches of road. In these places, the only concern is for motorists
to get where they are going as quickly, and as safely, as possible.
Super speeder laws are not designed to improve neighborhood quality, and
the evidence that high speeds causes accidents is rather scant. Nonetheless,
the legislature drew a line in the sand and stated that 100 mph is essentially
super speeder ticket in California means:
By getting the charges reduced, an attorney practicing along the Interstate
5 corridor in Lamont and Shafter can help you avoid these harsh penalties,
even if you do not think you have a legal defense to the charge.