CHP plans crackdown on speeders in W....

CHP plans crackdown on speeders in W. Marin

There are 36 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Jun 18, 2010, titled CHP plans crackdown on speeders in W. Marin. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

A county crackdown on traffic scofflaws rolls into West Marin next week as a radar trailer will be set up in Inverness Park Monday, then move to Nicasio Valley Road Tuesday.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Marin Independent Journal.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
BIG Front Bumper

Kirkland, WA

#24 Jun 20, 2010
I'm specifically talking about the weekend warrior motorcycle gangs. You want to speed around my neck of the woods, go ahead and cross the double yellow line...... My life is not worth some journeyman hot shot on his foreign speedbike ignoring and disrespecting those who live in the area! I'll stay on my side of the road, I WON"T swerve, and you F*&^ers can eat my BIG front bumper. GOT IT!
Batman

San Rafael, CA

#25 Jun 20, 2010
what they need to do is put a camera in each trailer to take a picture of the speeder

or just put a sign on the trailer reading
Camera Turned On
or maybe
Smile or
Say Cheese

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

.

#26 Jun 20, 2010
Batman wrote:
what they need to do is put a camera in each trailer to take a picture of the speeder
or just put a sign on the trailer reading
Camera Turned On
or maybe
Smile or
Say Cheese
Or a 7.62mm chaingun...
Captain Gort

Courtland, CA

#27 Jun 20, 2010
This is GREAT news. This is not a "commute" road. The whole reason West Marin still exists as it is is due to its "feel" and pace of life. I live in Corte Madera and love to drive out there to escape and relax. I drive the speed limit...not a bit more. I drop the top and smell the air, take in the scene...top for oysters, etc. Sometimes, I get these up-tight jackassess on my rear bumper....and I pull over and let them by at my first opportunity. I feel sorry for them...stressed out
people. And then there are the crazy motorcycles that think its THEIR road to race on.
Yeah Man

United States

#28 Jun 20, 2010
Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>In the Cities?...the road around Nicasio resevoir is'nt in any City, and Nicasio is an unincorporated area, as is all of West marin.
Actually a radar trailer by the lake is a good idea as there's oodles of spots for a CHP Unit to apprehend speeders that tend to give the throttle a good twist in those long sweeping corners.
That are's also a good choice for a check point as well, as I've almost been hit head-on more time than I can count from drunk Drivers, especially around 4-5pm, when tons of illegals are taking the back road to D St. in Petaluma.
Yes, that was Monday but I was referring to the rest of the week. Thanks for the info on where the illegals are in Petaluma, I used to live around there and I agree that we need to set up more checkpoints on those kind of places. Its crazy man.
Yeah Man

United States

#29 Jun 20, 2010
Hey Luna, it should be called " Habitat for Insanity".
SAC

San Rafael, CA

#30 Jun 20, 2010
Yeah Man wrote:
Hey man, what good id a radar trailer? it doesnt do anything apparently, there are no cops near it so how is it that the CHP is gonna crackdown on anyone? besides these are roads in the cities not on the freeway so how does CHP be involved? this is supposed to be the PD job. This article is weird man.
The roads in West Marin are all County, not City. That's how they get involved.
SAC

San Rafael, CA

#31 Jun 20, 2010
liberal h8r wrote:
Why don't you idiots go after the morons here in Southern Marin. These elitist ****-bags purposely try to run people off the road.
Most of the streets in Southern Marin are in City limits. These are not in CHPs jurisdiction.
we the

Foster City, CA

#32 Jun 20, 2010
SAC wrote:
<quoted text>
The roads in West Marin are all County, not City. That's how they get involved.
are you a novato cop ?
a criminal cop?
just asking

“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#33 Jun 21, 2010
I'm sure the CHP can see if you are speeding, however, they need the radar because they need PROOF of what your speed was. That means they must pace you or use radar. Calculating your speed based on the time it takes you to travel between two distances fall under the CA speedtrap law. Imagine if there were no DUI tests, the officer could just say "yeah, I could tell they were too drunk to drive" and that was all it took? I'm sure in most cases they would be right, but it would give them an incredible amount of power which could be abused... cops are people too.
Jim wrote:
Amazing how the CHP needs radar to tell if u r speeding. What a waste of tax payer dollars.

“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#34 Jun 21, 2010
Guess you didn't read the story? It clearly stated: "California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers will monitor speeds and issue citations to those who violate the rules of the road."

Yeah, so CHP will sit near it... of course, i'm sure not all day long, but you won't know when. Think it's just a trailer to tell you your speed and you wanna see how high you can get it? Don't be surprised when a copper pulls up behind you with flashing lights.
Yeah Man wrote:
Hey man, what good id a radar trailer? it doesnt do anything apparently, there are no cops near it so how is it that the CHP is gonna crackdown on anyone? besides these are roads in the cities not on the freeway so how does CHP be involved? this is supposed to be the PD job. This article is weird man.

“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#35 Jun 21, 2010
I'm sure when the motorcycle cops sitting near the trailers encounter somebody going too fast, they will stop them without knowing if they are an illegal or not. You should be happy, they said the trailers will be at North San Pedro Road and Point San Pedro Road in San Rafael on Thursday and Friday... isn't that on the way to VV school where everybody is saying that over 1/2 the kids come from outside the area and is full of anchor babies? Won't this mean lots of illegals getting cited if they are speeding?
LUNA wrote:
Our politicians, president and congress refuses to go after illegals. Instead they reinforce the laws against U.S. citizens and legal residents.

“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#36 Jun 21, 2010
Again, another commenter who didn't read the story and notice the last sentence: "California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers will monitor speeds and issue citations to those who violate the rules of the road."
martie wrote:
Does the radar trailer really stop racers? Or do we need more officers out patroling. In West Marin (places where there are long road and no intersection) we need to have hidden officers there to stop the racers. A trailer won't do it,unless the trailer has a camera that reports directly to the nearest station?
To many lives are being lost because the racers DON'T OR CANNOT THINK. We need to STOP them NOW.

“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#37 Jun 21, 2010
I believe this is motivated more by $$$ then safety as well. I see the CHP heading Northbound from SR to Novato EVERY TIME! They often sit just below the hill after Terra Linda before Bel Marin Keys... near Red Fox. They know ppl come down that hill and pickup speed and there are always CHP near there. I ride a motorcycle, and I see 5 gallon pain gains, a shovel, a mangled childrens bike and many other things in that 2 feet between the fast lane and the center divide on 101... and these are things I've seen just this month, and in almost all cases, those things will be out there for well over 1 week. CHP should be making our highways safe, and I think they would be doing a service by ensuring that stuff gets removed. What happens when it rains or gets windy and that 5 gallon paint can is pushed into the freeways fast lane... or that shovel gets clipped by a driver who's a bit too close to the center divide. The CHP should be doing what provides the
most safety for their time.
Emmanuel Akognon wrote:
This is becoming more and more a "POLICE STATE" it is no longer a republic. And, you can bet they are not doing this for public safety but for more money for the bankcrupt state. May God help us!!!!

“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#38 Jun 21, 2010
Really, they should do that? Camera speed tickets are illegal in CA... only red light camera tix are OK. So what do they do with those pictures?
Batman wrote:
what they need to do is put a camera in each trailer to take a picture of the speeder
or just put a sign on the trailer reading
Camera Turned On
or maybe
Smile or
Say Cheese
Blazecorrect

Petaluma, CA

#39 Mar 16, 2013
If you want to blaze Marin correctly, here is how you do it. You DO NOT ride on the weekends. Local riders who have been riding these roads for 35 years or more know the worst time to ride is when it's warm and it's either Sat. or Sun. or a holiday.

You go out really early or just a couple of hours before the sun sets, on either Monday or Wednesday. Always start out chill and feel the presence. If you can go out during foggy days or slightly overcast with a breeze the better. Cops hate to be out in this weather and they hate driving their ancient, demoted cruisers in the twisties when it's wet.

The Marin Co. Sheriff is usually out there, and they are super chill. They don't really mess with the bikes if they have seen you out there frequently. The problems are with the CHP. The CHP is constant harassment. They will look for any excuse to stop ANY bike that is acting even slightly above the speed limit. These are revenue generating representatives of the state and they NEED your money to maintain the roads in this county (You voted for no taxes for road improvements, and now the CHP is collecting at the gate). Go to the Marin Civic Center and see the machine in action. The amount collected in fines nowadays pays for a lot of things and keeps a lot of people employed.

The reason why bikes pass cars is because there are an inordinate number of incredibly stupid and careless riders on these roads. Yes the scenery is amazing and the roads are spectacular. But it doesn't mean that you need to focus on everything else but the road and then slow down to 10 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Don't get me started on out of town drivers. F'n CLUELESS !!!

So where does that lead us? If you need to ride on the weekends, Get the fek out of Marin. Head up north to Sonoma and Mendo. There are few cops, you can really have a blast and the locals are super biker friendly who will see you coming miles away and move over and kindly wave you through. For the most part, folks who live in Marin tend to not like bikes very much. Not a worry, Marin is only a small part of California and there are still places in this great state where motors still rule.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

San Rafael Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Trump Retires In Marin City Aug 18 Chief Counsel Pfutz 1
News New owners take over Rolling Hills Club in Novato (Feb '10) Jul '17 R and M and Duke 34
Port-A-Potty on Every Corner Jun '17 stop resisting 1
Trump B O Cured by Prayer? Jun '17 Bless Donald 1
News High Court Says Taxpayer's Lawsuits Not Limited... Jun '17 USS LIBERTY 1
Trump Nude Selfie/Nato? May '17 Actual Quotes DotCom 1
Trump Statue, Park Ceremony Slated May '17 Laww Offses 1

San Rafael Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

San Rafael Mortgages