California Highway Patrol Announces Enforcement Campaign on Hwy 101 Today

Hwy 101 north of the Hwy 36 cutoff from Caltrans Traffic Cam

A stretch of Hwy 101 north of the Hwy 36 cutoff. [Photo from Caltrans Traffic Cam]

Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Northern Division and Golden Gate Division, having jurisdiction over the major transportation corridor of United States 101 (US-101) throughout northern California, are partnering in a Major Corridor Enhanced Primary Collision Factor (PCF) Enforcement Campaign on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

This effort aims to reduce the number of injury and fatal traffic crashes on US-101 throughout Northern and Golden Gate Divisions. In 2019 and 2020, a total of 1688 crashes occurred on US-101 in Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties, causing 682 injuries and killing a total of 35 people. The primary causes for these crashes were determined to be speed, reckless driving, unsafe lane change, unsafe turning movement, following too close, distracted driving, and driving under the influence, with increased injuries and deaths from occupant restraint violations.

The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of safety, service, and security. This includes the prevention of loss of life, injuries, and property damage resulting from traffic crashes through enforcement, education, engineering, and partnerships.

The CHP is promoting awareness and safe driving along this major corridor route. During the enhanced enforcement campaign, the CHP Northern Division will target US-101 in Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties with increased traffic safety operations to educate and, if necessary, take appropriate enforcement action on drivers who violate traffic laws along this major corridor route.

“The US-101 corridor within Northern Division is winding and mountainous, with many areas of undivided highway, increasing the frequency of traffic crashes,” said Northern Division Chief Greg Baarts. “Increased visibility, aggressive enforcement, and public education within the Areas along this corridor will contribute to improved safety for motorists traveling on US-101.”

The CHP reminds motorists to follow these basic traffic safety rules: always wear a seat belt, drive at a speed safe for conditions, eliminate distractions while driving, and always designate a sober driver.

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Alf
Alf
1 month ago

So many dirtbags on the road, so few CHP Officers. I appreciate their efforts, but… The kind of idiots driving 101 have proven time and time again the only thing that slows them down is when they crash. Then, those who aren’t killed in the crash just go get another rig and start over driving recklessly.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  Alf

Alf, I agree with your comment 100%!!!

john onstine
john onstine
1 month ago

and don’t drive like a dick head

Jim Brickley
1 month ago
Reply to  john onstine

And get the hell out of the ‘fast lane’, unless you’re passing!

Rattie Norcal
Rattie Norcal
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Brickley

This isn’t Oregon. You can ride in whatever lane you like. Obey the speed limits!

thetallone
thetallone
1 month ago
Reply to  Rattie Norcal

You can, but if you are in the fast lane and there are cars on your ass, you are encouraging them to pass on the right, unsafe and dickish.

Zipline
Zipline
1 month ago
Reply to  Rattie Norcal

Thank god it’s not Oregon. The most screwed up drivers in the world, dick head truckers in all two (and three lanes) speeding their asses off, no law enforcement whatsoever. Drive in Oregon at your own risk. Lead, follow, or GET OUT OF THE WAY.

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

So if there was the end of a third quarter of the year…….

Steve
Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

When it starts raining, nature will slow the speeders down.

Gayle Maxfield
Gayle Maxfield
1 month ago

Suggest they spend their time instead on Hwy 36 if they want to really be useful. I drive it daily, and the driving i observe
is insane .

Pissed off Marine
Pissed off Marine
1 month ago
Reply to  Gayle Maxfield

Absolutely!!! I am so damn surprised that there aren’t more wrecks and dead victims on a weekly basis.

Rattie Norcal
Rattie Norcal
1 month ago

Nothing like the sight of a gasoline tanker doing 90 near the Benbow Inn to make you realize we need more traffic enforcement.

Alf
Alf
1 month ago

Need new patrols on H and I St. Today at 12:20 I turned from Buhne onto I. As soon as the I Street light turned green 2 pickups and an SUV took off drag racing. By the time they passed me like a blur they were doing 60 plus in a residential neighborhood. Totally idiotic and irresponsible.