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CHP seeing increase in 100+ mph speeding tickets

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Posted at 6:23 PM, May 12, 2020

The California Highway Patrol says they are seeing a 25 percent increase in people driving faster than 100 miles per hour on Central Coast highways.

Officers think with more people at home and clearer roadways, more drivers are speeding as well as texting.

"Distracted driving is just as dangerous so we're asking the public to please stay off your cell phones," said Officer Jose Meza of the Templeton Office of the CHP. "I know these are challenging times but what's important is that you make it to your family and friends safe and sound."

The Templeton CHP shared images of some recent tickets on Facebook. Each ticket was issued to a driver who was going more than 100 mph on Highway 46.

The CHP asks drivers to slow down and follow the speed limit to help keep everyone safe.