LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Millions of people across Southern California and beyond are staying close to home and off the freeways — and drivers are taking advantage and racking up speeding tickets.

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Speeds are up as much as 30 percent on some LA streets since the stay at home orders took effect in mid-March, according to an analysis by the LA City Department of Transportation.

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Drivers are going about 12 percent faster on weekdays, and 6 percent faster on the weekends. On the famously gridlocked 405 Freeway near the Getty Center, average speeds were found to be up by nearly 7 mph since the stay-at-home orders. Average speeds on the Interstate 5 near the 14 Freeway interchange were also up by more than 9 mph.

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UC Davis conducted a study on traffic across the state and found with fewer people on the roads, there has been a 50 percent decrease in traffic accidents on California highways.

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However, between March 19 and March 29, CHP officers wrote 543 tickets to drivers going over 100 mph, compared with 418 for the same period last year.