California Highway Patrol

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Location
1975 Wintun Drive
Woodland, CA 95776-9332
Hours
(Please fill in hours)
Phone
(530)662-4685
Website
[WWW]http://www.chp.ca.gov
Traffic Info Website
[WWW]http://cad.chp.ca.gov

The California Highway Patrol or CHP is a state organization charged with patrolling the highways of California. Their duties include helping motorists, writing citations for traffic offenses, investigating and writing reports on accidents and drug interdiction. Most people interact with the CHP when they are stopped for a traffic violation. They also are often present for major events such as Picnic Day or large protests.

Common Traffic Offenses

Fix-it tickets

Issued for various equipment/license/registration violations. These can include tinted windows, no front license plate. Consequences for ignoring fix-it tickets include getting notified by a given court with a real ticket with a real fine. When fix-it tickets are signed off, there is a $10 fee. Fix-it tickets are on Form 281.

Speeding

Depending on the speed, there is a sliding scale on fines/cost. On the CA Point System, speeding is worth one point (unless it is in excess of 100 MPH, in which case it is worth two points and most likely ineligible for traffic school). Occasionally, the CHP will do wolf pack crackdowns on speeding especially on the freeway such as I-80. These crackdowns often begin from the CHP Academy on Reed Ave. A group of CHP students, led by an instructor, will merge onto the freeway en masse and pull over as many speeders as they can find. Citations are put on Form 215.

Out of State motorists

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2008-02-24 10:15:12   Sometimes they auction off the old pursuit cars... You can get a four door corvette (caprise) for dirt cheap... It's just been driven really really hard, and they take the chip out...

I got FTS'ed by our good friends the CHIPs, and the officer was professional, as soon as he realized I wasn't hammered. —StevenDaubert

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