Walters: AB 43— Will Speed Traps Return To California?


By Stephen Frank | California Political Review

In 1986 I was driving in Willows, California (Glenn County) with Congresswoman Bobbi Fiedler and a reporter from the L.A. Daily News.  Hiding behind a billboard was a Sheriff and he gave me a ticket for speeding.  Those were the days when government was so hard up for money they used speed traps to finance their budgets.  Looks like government, even with the high taxes h going to be back in the speed trap business.

“The bill’s author, Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, a Burbank Democrat, and its backers, which include city governments, argue that the 85% rule is outdated and that lower speed limits would reduce the human and financial toll of auto collisions. They cite a study that was made in response to a previous Friedman bill.

However, even the study is somewhat ambiguous about whether lower speed limits would actually have the desired effect. The state’s own guide on setting speed limits, in support of the 85% standard, warns that “setting the speed limit arbitrarily low often makes violators of a disproportionate number of drivers, does not facilitate the orderly movement of traffic, and requires constant enforcement to maintain compliance.”

Democrats are once again showing us the lengths they will go to make life unbearable in the former Golden State.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

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George Pattone

Once again???

Just read the coverage of the asinine laws they prepare at CaliforniaGlobe dot com to see the full spectrum of the idiocy on full display….