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Monday, 19 November 2007 00:44

CHP Reminds Drivers To Drive Safely During the Holiday Season

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The California Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to play by the rules and help make the state’s roads a safer place during the Thanksgiving holiday. Beginning Wednesday, November 21 at 6 p.m. through Sunday, November 25, the CHP will implement a maximum enforcement period, putting every available officer on the road. In addition to busy roadways, inclement weather is another factor motorists may have to contend with. Rain, fog, wind and snow have been known to create not only frustrating, but also hazardous conditions for drivers. Last year, during the Thanksgiving holiday, 42 people died in the 4,768 collisions that occurred in California. More than half of those killed were not wearing their seatbelts. Another sobering statistic -- last year 1670 people were arrested by CHP officers for driving under the influence over the Thanksgiving holiday; nearly a 10 percent increase from the same time period the previous year. The local Amador CHP office hopes that everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday. Please buckle up and “Designate Before You Celebrate.
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