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07 May 2014

A campaign to reduce speeds on the Golden Gate Bridge by sending 15 race cars over the span toting "I Can Drive 45" placards slowed traffic to a crawl yesterday Autel Maxivideo MV301, infuriating some motorists.

The problem was one in a string of mishaps that turned the commute to San Francisco into an ordeal for thousands. Malfunctioning meter lights on the Bay Bridge exacerbated an already-bad commute.

The race car stunt, which began at 10:30 a.m., was an attempt to illustrate the importance of driving slowly on the treacherous span and to promote this weekend's NASCAR races at Sears Point Raceway .

The idea was to emphasize to motorists that if a race car capable of going 200 mph can drive only 45, so can the...