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Greetings from Central California
« on: June 06, 2018, 10:11:32 AM »

Hello! As you can tell by the name, I spend a lot of my time on California's busy roadways. I currently patrol in Central California, but have spent most of my career along the central coast/bay area.   

Ever since taking a college summer road trip from Northern California to Southern Wyoming, I became obsessed with the open road. I have made multiple road trips across the US, the furthest being northwest FL to Sacramento, CA (not a straight route, had to visit friends in TN and CO). I just recently planned a drive over SR-130, and during my research I discovered aaroads. I knew I had to sign up!

I am hoping to avoid "law enforcement" discussions during my time here, but would be more than willing to answer questions related to collisions, traffic safety, and the California vehicle code. Thanks!
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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 10:16:35 AM »

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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 10:52:21 AM »

Welcome to the board!

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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 11:21:19 AM »

Greetings from Michigan!

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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2018, 11:27:34 AM »

Welcome to the forum from Upstate NY!  :wave:
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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2018, 11:34:34 AM »

What part of California.  I’m out of the Central Valley, seems like most the California folks are spread out. 

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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2018, 06:02:10 PM »

Welcome from northwest Georgia!  :wave:
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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 07:31:42 PM »

What part of California.  I’m out of the Central Valley, seems like most the California folks are spread out.

You better watch your speed.  You don't want to be pulled over by a fellow forum member.   :-D
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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 07:40:17 PM »

What part of California.  I’m out of the Central Valley, seems like most the California folks are spread out.

You better watch your speed.  You don't want to be pulled over by a fellow forum member.   :-D

If I recall correctly I believe the standing edict is “eight your fine, nine your mine.”   Really though I’m hardly on any roads that CHP would regularly patrol.  I try to avoid freeways in general, 99 especially. 

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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 10:58:28 PM »


If I recall correctly I believe the standing edict is “eight your fine, nine your mine.”   Really though I’m hardly on any roads that CHP would regularly patrol.  I try to avoid freeways in general, 99 especially. 

Never heard that one before. I never give a hard and fast answer about speed enforcement, but if you follow that rule I'm fairly certain you wont see lights behind you. ;-)

CHP patrols all public unincorporated roads in CA (aka outside the city limits). 99 is a busy freeway, but there have been many improvements over the years.

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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2018, 11:16:38 PM »


If I recall correctly I believe the standing edict is “eight your fine, nine your mine.”   Really though I’m hardly on any roads that CHP would regularly patrol.  I try to avoid freeways in general, 99 especially. 

Never heard that one before. I never give a hard and fast answer about speed enforcement, but if you follow that rule I'm fairly certain you wont see lights behind you. ;-)

CHP patrols all public unincorporated roads in CA (aka outside the city limits). 99 is a busy freeway, but there have been many improvements over the years.

Really logic would dictate probably some sort of Felony threshold for speeding.  I believe DPS was going for people doing a 11 MPH or over in Arizona, I know for sure all the speed trap cameras on AZ 101 in Scottsdale were set to it.  But that said its been years since I've looked at at the ARS or any state traffic manual/statutory publication so suffice to say I'm just speculating at best. 

But with that in mind I've noticed some enforcement on some of the more traveled farm roads in Fresno County.  Manning Avenue comes to mind as a problem road which gets a lot of attention from CHP and Fresno County.

Regardless, from what you said I know you here to talk about roads and not your job.  Welcome to the forum, we have a lot of topics over on the Pacific Southwest Board you might find interesting.

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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2018, 04:33:22 PM »

If I recall correctly I believe the standing edict is “eight your fine, nine your mine.”   Really though I’m hardly on any roads that CHP would regularly patrol.  I try to avoid freeways in general, 99 especially.

In north central Illinois, I heard it's "Nine you're fine; ten you're mine."  The price tag on speeding tickets increases in Illinois with every increment of 5mph IIRC.  So 10mph over the limit gets you more dough.

This is a place for road stuff, not cop stuff though.  So if your intent is to stay away from the cop stuff, you're in the right place!  I hear Central Cali is the "Midwest" of California.  Regardless, welcome from the real Midwest! =D
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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2018, 08:07:00 PM »

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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2018, 09:15:26 PM »

Welcome. I was at DLI in Monterey 30 years ago and knew CA-1, CA-68, and US-101 well.
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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2018, 04:47:00 PM »

What part of California.  I’m out of the Central Valley, seems like most the California folks are spread out.

You better watch your speed.  You don't want to be pulled over by a fellow forum member.   :-D

That would be kind of hilarious.
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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2018, 04:48:46 PM »

Hello! As you can tell by the name, I spend a lot of my time on California's busy roadways. I currently patrol in Central California, but have spent most of my career along the central coast/bay area.   

Ever since taking a college summer road trip from Northern California to Southern Wyoming, I became obsessed with the open road. I have made multiple road trips across the US, the furthest being northwest FL to Sacramento, CA (not a straight route, had to visit friends in TN and CO). I just recently planned a drive over SR-130, and during my research I discovered aaroads. I knew I had to sign up!

I am hoping to avoid "law enforcement" discussions during my time here, but would be more than willing to answer questions related to collisions, traffic safety, and the California vehicle code. Thanks!

Welcome chippie. If you see a little blue car with San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Bears stickers on the back, give a wave  :wave:
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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2018, 04:53:14 PM »

What part of California.  I’m out of the Central Valley, seems like most the California folks are spread out.

You better watch your speed.  You don't want to be pulled over by a fellow forum member.   :-D

That would be kind of hilarious.

We would never know.  The ticket wouldn't say Chippie as the ticketing officer, and our driver's licenses don't have our AARoads nicknames on them.
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Re: Greetings from Central California
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2018, 04:55:31 PM »

What part of California.  I’m out of the Central Valley, seems like most the California folks are spread out.

You better watch your speed.  You don't want to be pulled over by a fellow forum member.   :-D

That would be kind of hilarious.

We would never know.  The ticket wouldn't say Chippie as the ticketing officer, and our driver's licenses don't have our AARoads nicknames on them.

You never know his name could be “Chip” for all we know and I could end up changing my legal name, especially if I ever got a 73 Ford Falcon XB GT with a 351. 

 


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