CHP Launches Maximum Enforcement Period for Memorial Day Weekend to Ensure Safe Travels Across California

Press release from CHP:

Maximum enforcement

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As Memorial Day weekend approaches and Californians gear up for summer festivities, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will implement a statewide traffic enforcement effort to help everyone reach their destination safely. Last year over the holiday weekend, 46 people were killed in crashes throughout California.

Beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Friday, May 24, the CHP will initiate a statewide Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) to address the expected surge in holiday travelers on California roads. The MEP will continue through 11:59 pm. on Monday, May 27.

“Loss of life on our roads is preventable when drivers make safe and responsible choices behind the wheel,” said CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee. “Always remember to drive sober, avoid distraction, adhere to the speed limit, and ensure adults are buckled up and children are properly secured in an appropriate car seat.”

Throughout the holiday weekend, expect a heightened presence of CHP officers on patrol to enhance public safety by deterring reckless driving behaviors and taking necessary enforcement action when needed.

Last year, CHP recorded more than 1,100 arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the 78-hour Memorial Day MEP, which is an average of an arrest every four minutes. The CHP urges all drivers to make the right choices and avoid impaired driving. Arrange for a sober driver, use ride-sharing services, taxis, or public transportation if you have been drinking.

If you see or suspect an impaired driver, safely pull over and call 9-1-1 immediately. Be prepared to provide the dispatcher a description of the vehicle, the license plate number, location, and direction of travel. Your phone call may save someone’s life.

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.

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tru matters
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tru matters
25 days ago

Would like to see the statistics on how many people are killed in crashes on a typical weekend.
Maximum enforcement should occur every day

treeman53
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treeman53
25 days ago
Reply to  tru matters

maximum enforcement means that the men and women in LE are working their days off.no doubt with Ot or CTO. because of the volume of the traveling traffic on big holidays.

No Joke
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No Joke
25 days ago
Reply to  tru matters

Nationwide, the average is supposedly 250 people on a “normal three days”, vs 312 on Memorial Day weekend.

D'Tucker Jebs
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25 days ago

Yet buses don’t run on Sunday and will run on a limited schedule on Memorial Day.
People need to be offered an alternative to driving.

Xi’sXoBoy
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Xi’sXoBoy
25 days ago
Reply to  D'Tucker Jebs

Plenty of options. Uber, Lyft and hitch hiking come to mind. Either that or a bike, horse or oxen. Thousands of our ancestors traversed the Great Plains with the latter two. And the government didn’t give them shit, except for a homestead once they got to where they wanted to go. Homesteading is a great solution to the homeless problem. Get your ass out there and build something! Don’t wait for others to build it for you!

No Joke
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No Joke
25 days ago
Reply to  Xi’sXoBoy

“Nothing except for free land”

Lol.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
25 days ago
Reply to  Xi’sXoBoy

How does one use Uber and Lyft without a smart phone? My cell phone cannot download apps.

No Joke
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No Joke
25 days ago
Reply to  D'Tucker Jebs

Correct. In some cities they offer *free* bus rides on New Years and major drinking holidays. I’m pretty it’s funded by fines against drunk drivers and bars that over serve.

Permanently on Monitoring
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Permanently on Monitoring
25 days ago

I have never seen so many CHP Units on the 20 before…

The CHP is trying to make up a deficiency of 1000 officers, and we need about 10,000 more…

Speeding, tailgating, passing over the Double Yellow, Dangerous Driving and Aggressive Driving are all completely out of control!

Maximum enforcement should be every day, but it will take on-board vehicle operation monitoring systems to automatically fine and take direct payments from guilty drivers, using the latest in Sat-Linked AI systems to even make a dent!

There are already speed cameras on the 680, ready to go, and dangerous intersections in SF will soon be monitored by automatic-fine systems…

The other day, I saw a Pickup run a red light at about 85…

Be afraid, be very afraid, whenever you drive, and maybe try not to endanger other people and yourself so routinely…

Xi’sXoBoy
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Xi’sXoBoy
25 days ago

Saw two CHP on 29. Both of them were parked in the shade watching porn on their squad monitors.

Martin
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Martin
25 days ago
Reply to  Xi’sXoBoy

Time for you to hopefully grow up. You never know, someday you may have a serious accident and the CHP officers will be there to help you survive. Your watching porn comment is way out of line!

Xi’sXoBoy
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Xi’sXoBoy
24 days ago
Reply to  Martin

Sooo… you weren’t on hwy 29 today?

Martin
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Martin
24 days ago
Reply to  Xi’sXoBoy

I does not matter if I was on highway 29 or not!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
25 days ago

You should drive 101 between Crescent City and Brookings. It makes Hi 20 look like a Sunday drive in the park.

Permanently on Monitoring
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Permanently on Monitoring
24 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous

The CHP is about the only help you will get, in a lot of places in CA, and, the CHP is the last line of Professional Law Enforcement in Northwest California and Northeast CA…

Watch it with the rude remarks, and CHP Officers risk their lives daily for the people of CA, and are called on to enforce the Border, respond when nobody else is available, and to break up stupid “student protests…”

One of my neighbors is in service to the CHP, and his son is in the navy…

Some give, some take… Which are you?

When your Honda goes into “Limp Mode” and your phone doesn’t work because of where you drove, the CHP may well show up, and call a tow truck…

THC
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THC
24 days ago

Maximum Revenue enforcemen. There, fixed their headline for them..