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‘Maximum Enforcement Period’ Planned For Memorial Weekend: CHP

CALIFORNIA — This Memorial weekend, Californians are reminded to maintain their eyes on the highway and their arms at 10 and two. The California Highway Patrol introduced it’s enacting a Maximum Enforcement Period from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Monday.

CHP officers will step up patrols all through the state and monitor for seat belt violations, distracted driving, speeders, and anybody suspected of driving below the affect of medication or alcohol.

During final year’s MEP, CHP officers arrested 979 drivers on suspicion of drunk or drug-impaired driving, the company stated. Thirty-five folks died in crashes throughout final year’s Memorial Day MEP, and 63 p.c of auto occupants killed in crashes weren’t carrying seat belts. Travelers are additionally reminded that state legislation requires youngsters below 8 years previous to be safely secured within the again seat.

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“Memorial Day should be a time for honoring our fallen heroes and spending time with loved ones,” CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray stated in a press release. “It should never be marked by tragedy caused by car crashes. Please buckle up, follow all traffic laws, and arrive at your destination safely.”

The Auto Club of Southern California expects greater than 2.6 million drivers on the highway this weekend, a rise of 11 p.c from 2021, however nonetheless down 8 p.c from pre-pandemic ranges.

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