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CHP reminds truckers to obey California’s 55 MPH speed limit


The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is warning lead-footed truckers to slow down and obey the state’s CMV speed limits.

CHP – Redding recently encountered a truck hauling an oversized load traveling at 70 m.p.h., well over the CMV limit of 55 m.p.h. Troopers took advantage of the incident to remind truckers to slow down.

“For those of you who asked if we enforce big rigs speeding, the answer is yes. Although we can’t catch them all as there is a lot more of them as there is us, we do our best to enforce the 55 MPH max speed limit for big rigs and combination vehicles. This is just one stop of several on the day,” CHP said.

California Vehicle Code prohibits any “motortruck or truck tractor having three or more axles or any motortruck or truck tractor drawing any other vehicle” from traveling at speeds in excess of 55 m.p.h. on a highway.


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