You are not safe in Siskiyou County, CA no matter what!
I have been reading about the speed traps around Yreka and other parts of Siskiyou county, CA, but even slowing down to 64 will not protect you. CHP pulled me over and lectured me about being an obstruction to the flow of traffic (even though no one was passing me and I was only maintaining an assured clear stopping distance from a line of heavy traffic going uphill on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving! Isn’t it rather remarkable that the traffic was actually moving, much less going the speed limit?) for going 64 in a 65 zone. Further he ticketed me for VC 22400(b) which is enabling legislation that allows the Department of Transportation engineering division to conduct traffic surveys to establish a minimum speed. Then, Siskiyou County bailed me for driving without headlights (HUH?) and it took an act of Congress to get them to pay attention to what I wrote to them. Further, when I finally got their attention – (it took snail mail, a thick black magic marker and very small words) I finally got a phone number and the person I talked to said that they “did not read” the correspondance that they get in the mail. Then after all of this, they found me guilty of violation of VC22400(b) which no citizen can ever be charged with in the first place. This tells they never read the trial by declaration documents (a denial of due process) and that they find all people guilty of traffic violations. Once I get this ticket dismissed on appeal, I am going directly to the relevant oversite agencies about this. Even though it may be only 1 ticket, the way that it is handled tells me that this is a problem for thousands of people who have no choic but to use Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County CA. Their county budget for court fines as a revenue line item on their published budget is huge in comparison to their overall budget, and yet the distribution of the revenue on their report of operations splits up the fines so many ways that it is impossible to actually calculate the collections of traffic fines.