Sometime early in lockdown folks in the Portland metro area heard that cops weren’t responding to any non-life threatening calls that weren’t domestic violence related. A lot of people took that to mean people weren’t going to be pulling people over for speeding. Since then we have seen an uptick in high speed tickets as well as a large number of people cited and released for Reckless Driving. Sunday is not a fun day when the cops are involved.
If you are convicted of going 100 mph or more the judge must suspend your license for at least 90 days.
Reckless driving is a Class A misdemeanor, which is the same crime level as a DUII.
Based on my conversations with clients and police, it seems like traffic enforcement is higher than usual. Perhaps because crime in general and road traffic are down the cop to driver ratio is higher?
Either way, we’re working as usual if you need us.