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Driving poll: Which jerk move deserves more tickets?




Catherine Singer dials a cell phone in her car as a truck approaches in San Clemente, California.
Catherine Singer dials a cell phone in her car as a truck approaches in San Clemente, California.
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If you could ask the California Highway Patrol to go on a ticketing blitz for a specific traffic violation, would you want them to target tailgaters, speeders and weavers, smog offenders, or a different scofflaw altogether?

Many drivers are peeved by a particular infraction such as failing to signal. Some Californians, while stuck in traffic jams, have witnessed one-too-many solo drivers abusing the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lane. There are also the slow-pokes who coast far below the posted speed (yes, that can get you one point on your license), and the selfish folks, for instance on the 10 West getting into Santa Monica, who make a late break for an exit after speeding past all the drivers who had waited their turn.

Let's not forget texting or making a left turn across double yellow lines.

Which traffic laws should be enforced more frequently? What bugs you more - the potential for danger or slowing down traffic?

 

Guest:

Edgar Figueroa, California Highway Patrol Officer, Southern Division