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We all know speeding has gone up as traffic goes down due to the reduced mobility caused by the shelter in place orders.

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Police in the US have issued more, and more severe, speeding tickets. Meanwhile here, today I saw the traffic police carry out the “carrusel” method. That is, blocking all lanes of traffic in roads where dangerous speeding is typical and doing the speed limit. I’ve never seen a carrusel operation in the middle of the day; cops usually do it in the middle of the night. But today I was caught up in artificial traffic caused by a carrusel operation. It was pretty strange. 

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