Imperial County Traffic Tickets
Located in the southeastern corner of California, Imperial County borders Mexico and Arizona. The winter home of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the county is noted for the Algodones Sand Dunes (large masses of sand that regularly appear in Hollywood films) and for Salvation Mountain, a colorful work of art constructed entirely of adobe and straw. The Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, just 40 miles north of the Mexican border, is the only wildlife refuge in the United States that is located below sea level.
The California Highway Patrol makes its presence known on I-8 while the California Border Patrol is always keeping an eye on Imperial County highways. The Border Patrol focuses on smugglers but its checkpoints can be a hazard for drivers are suspected of DUI. The Highway Patrol, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, and local police in communities like El Centro, Holtville, and Calexico all write traffic tickets, although the Calexico police might be too busy defending against charges of corruption and racketeering to find time to write speeding tickets.
A 70 mph speed limit applies on I-8 from Route 98 to Winterhaven Drive (near the Arizona State Line). Drivers heading west need to remember that the speed limit changes to 65 mph after I-8 meets the Route 98 bypass. Drivers who fail to adjust their speed risk getting a speeding ticket. If that happens, a traffic ticket lawyer can help keep drivers from paying expensive fines and possibly facing a license suspension due to the accumulation of demerit points.