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“Have a safe, fun, and enjoyable holiday
celebration this year, …by making the
right and responsible decision before
you get behind the wheel and always designate a sober driver.” CHP Commissioner Farrow.
Patrol in Sacramento, California reminds holiday travelers :
holiday celebrations upon us, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is preparing
for this heavily-traveled time of year by educating the motoring public about
safety on our roadways. As part of its upcoming Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) the CHP is reminding travelers to
buckle up, adhere to the posted speed limit, avoid distractions behind the
wheel, and always designate a sober driver.
CHP’s Christmas MEP enforcement effort begins
Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. and continues through Sunday,
December 28, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. During this period, all available officers
will be out on the roadways for enhanced enforcement efforts and assisting
motorists wherever needed.
intent with the enhanced enforcement efforts during the holiday season is
simply to save lives,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “We want everyone to
have a happy holiday season this year and ensure nobody is forced to deal with the
loss of a loved one.”
effort is aimed at eliminating drunk-driving by educating Californians about the
dangers of driving after consuming alcoholic beverages. According to the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10,000 people
are killed annually in America by drunk drivers. In December 2012 alone, 830 people died as a
result of a collision caused by an impaired driver. This year, the
CHP hopes to eliminate the added danger of intoxicated drivers on our roadways.
the 30 hours of last year’s Christmas holiday MEP, five people were killed in
traffic collisions. Among those killed were two pedestrians, one motorcyclist,
and two vehicle occupants who were not wearing seat belts. The CHP made 221
arrests for driving under the influence during the same 30-hour timeframe.
Patrol in Sacramento, California wants everyone to enjoy a safe Holiday Season!