Maximum Enforcement Period This Weekend

As Labor Day approaches, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is preparing for its annual Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), which begins at 6:01 p.m. on Friday, , and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Monday.   This year, the CHP will be partnering with five other Western states to combat driving under the influence of drugs.  During the 2018 Labor Day weekend MEP, 36 people were killed on California roads and 1,084 were arrested for DUI.  Many people think of Labor Day as the last weekend of summer and plan special trips.  The CHP reminds all drivers:  Do not drive if you are going to drink or use any other impairing substance.  Always wear your seat belt.  Avoid distractions behind the wheel.  Be patient, especially when it comes to road congestion or construction. 

Written by KVGC Staff

 

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