With the new median barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge comes new enforcement for drivers breaking the speed limit across the span.
Bridge officials are reminding motorists that the speed limit southbound on the Waldo Grade in Marin County, south of the Waldo tunnel, was lowered from 55 mph to 45 mph. The speed limit across the bridge is also 45 mph. The speed limit is 35 mph approaching the toll plaza and 25 mph through the toll booths.
Many drivers are exceeding the speed limits, creating potentially unsafe driving conditions in these areas, bridge officials and CHP officers say.
The CHP has deployed a speed enforcement team on the Golden Gate Bridge to monitor and cite speeding drivers on the Waldo Grade, across the span and through the toll plaza.
“We’re seeing too many drivers driving 20 to 30 miles over the speed limit,” said Bridge Manager Kary Witt. “It’s completely unacceptable, and the CHP will help us remind drivers the best way to stay safe on the bridge is by sticking to the speed limits.”