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Highway Patrol Data Shows More Collisions By Officers

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

The California Highway Patrol training academy in West Sacramento includes courses for different scenarios. Here, a cadet runs over an orange cone while he learns how to parallel park.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

An investigation by Capital Public Radio finds that California Highway Patrol officers were responsible for nearly half of the collisions, they were involved in last year and the number of collisions caused by backing up is on the rise. As a result, the CHP has payed out more than $15 million in taxpayer dollars to cover claims.

Reporter Bob Moffit spent over a year and half investigating the data. He spoke with a number of CHP officers through his reporting including one who claimed, “This is the cost of doing business.”

Chris Remington

Former Producer, Insight

Chris joined Capital Public Radio’s “Insight with Beth Ruyak” in September 2016, booking a wide variety of guests, developing questions and producing music elements for the program.  Read Full Bio 

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