CHP Cracking Down On Hwy.4 Speeders – Motorcyclists Caught Going 122 & 154-MPH

January 13, 2021 8:00 am · 75 comments

Two motorcyclists on hwy.4 were ticketed for driving at extremely excessive speeds this week.

One was ticketed for going 122-mph, and the other was ticketed for going 154-mph.

The Contra Costa CHP has ticketed over 200 drivers in the past week on hwy.4.

photo: CHP – Contra Costa

Dr. Jellyfinger January 13, 2021 at 8:12 AM

I see it everyday on 4.
We need cops to line up 3 0r 4 in a row with a spotter calling in the targets from a mile ahead.

Simonpure January 13, 2021 at 8:34 AM

I would say 200 in one week is pretty darn good. I think they do that Jelly and probably with help from planes and choppers.

The Mamba January 13, 2021 at 8:13 AM

Damn, that’s going to be an expensive ticket.

Old Timer January 13, 2021 at 8:14 AM

Good come do Concord Blvd next.

Kirkwood January 13, 2021 at 9:52 AM

Heavier than usual enforcement was happening on Concord Blvd last week. I saw 3 cops working together a couple of times and also individuals.

Miriam Michel January 13, 2021 at 10:10 AM

They were ticketing speeders there yesterday.

Rick January 13, 2021 at 8:15 AM

Great! Its really getting out of hand on that stretch. I even see a lot more racing- diving in and out of lanes – just ridiculous. Wear out your car faster, use more gas, stressed out looking for cops along the way all so you can get there 2 min faster. Only stupid people speed.

Clay January 13, 2021 at 8:24 AM

Rather that a speeding ticket they should have been taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Hanne Jeppesen January 13, 2021 at 11:57 AM

You have a point, seem they have a death wish.

jjshawk January 13, 2021 at 3:04 PM

Or, perhaps, going 140mph+ in a car, or on a motorcycle can be a form of therapy?

Theyellowranger January 13, 2021 at 8:26 AM

I call BS; there’s no way a Harley ran down a 124mph speeder!

Nope! January 13, 2021 at 9:30 AM

I was thinking the same thing!

Momofboys January 13, 2021 at 10:55 AM

They could have seen the cop coming and slowed down, and or he threw on his lights and the driver did the right thing and stopped.

PH Dad January 13, 2021 at 11:16 AM

No bike is faster than Motorola…

anon January 13, 2021 at 8:26 AM

Claycord– PLEASE
get us the # of points one gets for this
get us the fine amount
did the bike/car get towed info
anyone go to jail info (doubt it)

we want to know this info
wish more were ticketed

Clay January 13, 2021 at 3:36 PM

Perhaps the Harley officer was there to cover one of the other officers on the the stop.

Bill January 13, 2021 at 8:29 AM

Literally everyday on 4. Always a Nissan Altima or some other car with expired registration.

BernieM January 13, 2021 at 9:29 AM

Yep, I see reckless driving EVERY time i drive on Highway 4 – all the way from Hercules to Brentwood. Excessive speeds, weaving etc, often in vehicles that have no business going that fast or changing direction so quickly. You could easily write 200 tickets a day. I just hang out in the right lane, keep up with the reasonable traffic, and watch my rear view mirror for approaching idiots.

MikeyV January 13, 2021 at 9:43 AM

What is up with Altimas? Right?

The Grant January 13, 2021 at 7:32 PM

Chris Rock: “I’m an Altima man…” 2001 MTV Diaries

anon January 13, 2021 at 7:53 PM

The Altima V6s were very fast for how inexpensive they were, especially on the used marked. Nissan depreciation + VQ engine = cheap speed with uncertain, clumsy front-wheel drive handling and a cheap transmission desperately trying to contain close to 300HP.

Pat January 13, 2021 at 8:33 AM

The State could balance its budget just off the money collected from Highway 4 speeders if the CHP would stop ignoring the rampant reckless driving. (if the law breakers are actually held accountable and pay up).

Shoulda Coulda January 13, 2021 at 10:47 AM

Pat—

The CHP wrote tickets to over 200 drivers in
the past week on hwy. 4. I wouldn’t call that
ignoring rampant reckless driving.

Pat January 13, 2021 at 11:29 AM

@Shoulda Coulda
The CHP does not monitor Highway 4 anywhere near enough, and it is one of the most dangerous highways in the Bay Area due to constant reckless driving, 2.4.7.

Jeff January 13, 2021 at 8:51 AM

Time is in God’s hands, not ours.

Doh January 13, 2021 at 8:56 AM

A fall on a motorcycle at t those speeds would be instant death.

Hayden Barsotti January 13, 2021 at 10:17 AM

The cyclist knows there is a danger going that fast, but there is no regard to the vehicle drivers that end up slamming into them not knowing what just happened. Those drivers have to live with this the rest of their lives.

idiots everywhere January 13, 2021 at 10:24 AM

Hope they have their organ donor cards signed.

chuckie the troll January 13, 2021 at 1:35 PM

At those speeds, it would be Death by Cheese Grater.

sam malone January 13, 2021 at 9:23 AM

I agree with the comment it could help balance the budget. It could also fill the coffers instead of implementing the increased sales tax in COCO. Finally some action from the CHP as many drivers are totally out of control and just reflect how they act when they are not driving-reckless individuals who only care about themselves.

Good job CHP!

remember January 13, 2021 at 9:28 AM

glad to hear that this state has not completely given up on the rule of law

Thank you HP

JazzMan January 13, 2021 at 9:30 AM

Speeders, and also HOV lane violations. I see people jumping in/out w only a single driver all the time on my way to/from work.

remember January 13, 2021 at 11:42 AM

we already for the roads, why do we need to pay more for hov, they are bs

Shulla January 13, 2021 at 9:31 AM

They were late for their Mensa meeting.

burnbabyburn January 13, 2021 at 10:08 AM

I guarantee that I am a better/safer driver at 75-80 mph on the freeway then many, if not most, that drive @ 60-65 mph. Being a good/safe driver has less to do with speed and more to do with paying attention when you’re driving. That means phones, food, make-up, reading material, and most of all, running your big fat mouth. Shut up and drive! That’s it. If you’re driving, that is all that you should be doing.

FPN January 13, 2021 at 11:02 AM

@burnbabyburn, Lol I am sure you do everything better says everyone’s Mom.

remember January 13, 2021 at 11:43 AM

@FPN

second that!

Same January 13, 2021 at 11:58 AM

I am a better driver when there is no one else on the road.

Aunt Barbara January 13, 2021 at 12:50 PM

burnbabyburn… Please keep in mind it’s not always about YOUR driving. When there are other drivers on the road you never know what they will do next.
Defensive driving is really important..

chuckie the troll January 13, 2021 at 1:39 PM

80 mph is one thing, and 150 mph another thing altogether. And then there is all of the other drivers who think THEY know what they are doing.

burnbabyburn January 13, 2021 at 1:54 PM

Actually, it is about MY driving. I always drive assuming someone will pull out in front of me, or slam on their brakes, or not use a turn signal, or run a red light, or drive 45 mph in the fast lane while on their phone, or drive 95 mph in the slow line while on their phone. Defensive driving is not just important, it is essential.

And to the smart alecs, I don’t do everything better, just most everything.

Same January 13, 2021 at 3:57 PM

My 65mph bro got sideswiped by an 80mph driver on the 405 a few years back. For safety I told him to start driving 85mph.

Hanne Jeppesen January 13, 2021 at 11:00 PM

You should live in Germany they have no speed limits on the autobahn, it is not unusual for someone to go 120 miles. Of course the German’s are very discipline drivers, don’t weave in and out, and joke is only the good drivers are left, kind of Darwin’s theory.

Singledout January 13, 2021 at 10:09 AM

And yet the speeding continues as it always has. The tickets are revenue and nothing more, they don’t deter speeding at all. You can fine, tow even throw people in jail and the speeding will continue.

Gititogether January 13, 2021 at 10:18 AM

There’s speeding & then there’s reckless driving. Bay Area highways (like 4) have seen a VAST increase in the latter. Contributing factors; programs which soon to be recalled Newsom & our pathetic state judiciary have gleefully endorsed, in which they determined that a lawbreaker’s socio-economic status is a factor in their lawbreaking and punishment…or lack thereof. Which of course…has dramatically increased crime throughout California.

EBElectrics January 13, 2021 at 10:20 AM

“Pat” and “Anon” +1
But really, this ish is gettin ridiculous. Isn’t issuing tickets the CHPs job??!! This has become their modern day selfie. They r nowhere to be seen 99% of the time and the one time they ticket a seriously aggregious offender they take a selfie!! I’ll trade a 125mph offender for 7 90mph offenders. Chances are the 125 mph offender was gonna kill himself anyways.
Stop looking for a pat on the back for doing your damn job. What do you want…a cookie??!!
Congratulations and do your job more often.

PESFG January 13, 2021 at 5:24 PM

What EBElectrics said!

RANDOM TASK January 13, 2021 at 10:25 AM

used to impound the bike

now its a fine and self rehabilitation

hope you kid is not in their way the next time

nice voting by the way

remember January 13, 2021 at 11:46 AM

@RT

agreed! thanks to everyone who voted for $950 and less to be a misdemeanor. if it was your business, obviously those who voted for this aren’t business owners, maybe you’d care, obviously they don’t care about anything as they don’t have to

heck they voted so they could steal… mind blown!

RANDY January 13, 2021 at 10:42 AM

They should have their vehicles towed on top of that with a 30 day hold to make it sink it sting a bit more. I thought that after 100 MPH, it also triggered the CVC section for “Reckless Driving” as well which is more severe. Idiots

Marco January 14, 2021 at 12:41 AM

Reckless means you put someones life at risk.That is up to the cop,but if its late at night and not much traffic,it’s not reckless.They would rather cite you than spend hours at the jail,trying to get you past the covid nose stick test.They can’t leave till you’re booked in.

RANDOM TASK January 13, 2021 at 11:32 AM

sorry randy

this is a sanctuary state of corruption and fairytales

oh and your paying for all the illegals and now the bum hotels

maybe you will be speeding later today after that notion

anon January 13, 2021 at 12:04 PM

Eh, not that fast really. Unsafe and all sure. Better they do it on a motorcycle where they will do far less damage to an innocent then a car or an SUV.

Ruout2play January 13, 2021 at 12:31 PM
tinkerbell January 13, 2021 at 12:44 PM

Oh, the red light runners and the totaled cars, should be priority of law enforcement, could have had income stream from that alone and not raised taxes again last election…

burnbabyburn January 13, 2021 at 1:58 PM

Get real. Taxes will be continually raised in this state/county/city until a majority of voters pull there heads out of where it doesn’t belong.

chuckie the troll January 13, 2021 at 12:46 PM

No doubt this was another example of “Catch and Release”.

Palermo January 13, 2021 at 12:48 PM

Was on there in both directions this morning after a long stretch of staying away. The whole thing is a mess, lines are confusing, exits veering off with no signs. I couldn’t wait to get off the thing.

Dol January 13, 2021 at 12:56 PM

I drive about 70mph on Hwy4 and they pass me like I’m standing still! The driving in and out of lanes doing about 80/90 mph, very dangerous Hwy, someone is going to get hurt!

Original G January 13, 2021 at 1:58 PM

Such satisfaction when a speed racer streaks by showing how ??? they are. An a short way up the road they’re having a conversation with Law enforcement. An if they tailgate, just bump cruise control down a couple mph

ZZ January 13, 2021 at 3:02 PM

Very little traffic, perfect for driving at high speeds. Good times, until you get busted.

PESFG January 13, 2021 at 5:11 PM

Today, there were two cops by Ohlone Trail Parking (Lime Ridge) on Ygnacio Valley Road looking for speeders and it was good to know they were there. The only thing I think they could have done, and maybe I didn’t notice, was to have one on each side of the road instead of being next to each other. Clayton, Concord/Walnut Creek border and Lafayette are the areas where I see the most cops patrolling. It would be nice if they patrolled some areas of Concord, Pleasant and Martinez and deal with those aggressive drivers as well but maybe they don’t do it because someone may come out crying and say their rights were violated.

PESFG January 13, 2021 at 5:17 PM

These two idiots should have been arrested for reckless driving instead of being given a ticket, if that. They may come out crying that their rights were violated. CHP, Sheriff, and local police should start using more drones and have them over problem areas.

RenJenJen January 13, 2021 at 7:05 PM

It’s about damn time, CHP.

ConcordRes2 January 13, 2021 at 8:06 PM

40 years ago I was pulled over for doing 120 on my motorcycle on I5. There was no ticket I was handcuffed thrown in the back of the patrol car and charged with reckless driving. Now 40 years later 155 on HWY 4 is just a speeding ticket WTH?

DMan January 13, 2021 at 8:07 PM

Going twice the legal speed limit is considered “Reckless Driving”
Automatic 8 points on DL -you only get 8 pts
and should have had bike impounded on spot

Marco January 14, 2021 at 12:18 AM

Its only 2 points,I got a ticket for going 110 mph on hwy 5- its “speeding over 100 mph.”
The court(Kern county) took my license for 30 days.There is only 1 and 2 point violations

Marco January 14, 2021 at 12:34 AM

4 points in 1 year or 6 points in 2 years you lose your license for a year

4driver January 13, 2021 at 10:53 PM

I have given up using highway 4. The speeding through the construction zone is outrageous. They are late cleaning up the mess. I am very surprised there has not been more deaths and multiple car crashes.

Barry L Grant January 13, 2021 at 11:15 PM

How about those people switching 4 lanes at a time back and fouth all way over into concord. See that to much.

David Cullison January 14, 2021 at 6:36 AM

Only one of these speeders was a motorcycle. The 122 mph ticket was written by a motorcycle officer. The offending vehicle was a car, not a bike.

Racxam January 14, 2021 at 8:05 AM

Clearly the roads and the vehicles are capable of safely supporting speeds well over posted limits. Most modern cars/bikes drive better at 80 mph.
What’s needed is better driver training and higher speed limits.

FPN January 14, 2021 at 10:16 AM

@Racxam, speed kills, look it up.

Marco January 14, 2021 at 9:29 PM

No speed limit works fine in Europe of course they have their fatalites,but it’s not a country full of uneducated unlicenced drivers like the USA is.
Untrained,ignorant speeding kills.

Kirkwood January 15, 2021 at 1:14 PM

Actually, California had a “basic speed law” until around 1972. A basic speed law means, on highways where the the limit is not posted, it means “safe speed for existing conditions” as judged by a witnessing officer. The law was abolished when the oil embargo by O.P.E.C. cut into U.S. reserves. In order to conserve oil, the U.S. Government mandated a country-wide maximum speed limit of 55 mph, and the CHP announced they would enforce the limit to the number..
About a week later I got a speeding ticket on the Silverado Trail for 57 mph (for real). Fine was a few dollars.

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