Payam Javan: The California Highway Patrol is urging people to remain safe on the road ahead of Thanksgiving.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated Monday that a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) will begin at 6:0 p.m. Wednesday, November 24th, from 11:59 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on the 28th of November
During the MEP, all available CHP officers will be on patrol, looking for dangerous driving behaviors such as seat belt violations, speeding, distracted driving, and signs of drunk drivers.
“Wherever you choose to celebrate this Thanksgiving, drive safely,” CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray said.
“When getting behind the wheel, make certain you and all your passengers buckle up before heading out, and remember to always avoid distractions.”
Thanksgiving holiday is generally one of the busiest travel times of the year, according to CHIP, so drivers should be especially cautious.
Last year’s Thanksgiving MEP resulted in 868 arrests for driving under the influence; 33 people died on CHP-controlled streets, 14 of whom were not wearing seat belts.