Where are you most likely to get a speeding ticket in Bakersfield?
BY KYLE HARVEY, EYEWITNESS NEWS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH 2016
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police issued around 6,900 speeding tickets in 2015, an average of nearly 20 per day.
To help Eyewitness News viewers avoid this costly mistake, and to ensure the safety of pedestrians, Eyewitness News used public records laws to find the top 10 places where people were issued speeding tickets.
We acquired the raw data first and then did a ride-along with a traffic officer to visit some of the areas and see firsthand the dangers police described.
The most ticketed location for speeding was Chester Avenue. Our ride-along took us specifically to the area between 23rd and West Columbus streets, an area that includes San Joaquin Community Hospital, the Kern County Museum and Sam Lynn Ballpark.
To see the full list of speeding ticket hot spots, watch the attached video.