CHP ‘LABORS’ DURING THE HOLIDAY TO KEEP MOTORISTS SAFE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the country readies for Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to employ lifesaving measures on the roadway. The final three-day weekend of the summer travel season is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
In anticipation of the holiday, the CHP is preparing for its annual Labor Day Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), which begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 29, and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 2. The Labor Day MEP also coincides with the ongoing national drunk driving enforcement crackdown, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” If your Labor Day celebration involves alcohol, ensure those plans also include a designated driver.
“While many people will spend the long weekend celebrating with their friends and family, the law enforcement community will be on patrol working to keep the highways hazard free,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Our main goal through this high-visibility enforcement effort is to prevent tragedies from occurring.”
Last year during the Labor Day MEP, 49 people were killed in collisions on California roadways, which was a 40 percent increase from the same period in 2012. Tragically, more than 70 percent of those killed in collisions within CHP jurisdiction were not wearing a seat belt.
“Help us make the holiday weekend safe for yourself and everyone by thinking about safety,” added Commissioner Farrow. “Buckle up, drive at a safe and legal speed, avoid distractions, and designate a driver.”
Last year, CHP officers made more than 1,200 arrests for driving under the influence. If you see a suspected drunk driver, call 9-1-1. Be prepared to assist the dispatcher by giving a description of the vehicle, the license plate number, location, and direction of travel. Before you call, be aware of your surroundings, especially streets, highways, directions, city or nearest town within which you are calling. That phone call may help save someone’s life.
The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the people of California.
CHP, Please watch the two lane sections of 395 where people in a hurry to die tend to pass un-safely. I think everyone in the valley has had close calls in those spots. If you pull me over you can count on this; well out of traffic,radio off, sun glasses… Read more »
Good thinking and since I carry a concealed weapon when I travel, then I always have my Permit in hand right behind my Divers License when I give it to officer so he or she knows right away that I have a legally loaded firearm right next to me.
What’s the challenge to get a CCW in Inyo or Mono Counties? I find it disgusting that criminals don’t care if it’s illegal to carry, which makes for all the more reason for good law abiding citizens to have the right to carry. Having a gun my very determine who… Read more »
What are you talking about – re: white line?? BK
Perhaps I’ve watched to much TV. I was speaking of the chalk line around the dead body.
Mark….HUH ?……What does a CCW and a “white-line”(whatever that is) have to do with who gets pulled over,written up,or arrested for anything?…..That CCW won’t keep you from getting a traffic citation or arrested if you do something stupid while driving…If I were LE I’d find your comment offensive.I do agree… Read more »
..In responce to Mark after he explained what the “white-line”meant in his first comment….but before I do,NOT refering to the ICSO or other LE agencies around this area…I like the ones I know,and have respect for them for what they do.But when Mark explained the “white line”,and then saying “when… Read more »
There’s plenty of criminals some with outstanding warrants and loaded weapons travelling through the Eastern Sierra on 395 all the time. LEO’s really have no idea who they might be pulling over when initiating a traffic stop. Gun laws are a complete waste of effort when criminals pay no attention… Read more »
For instance, we have a another sad story of were a 9 yr old girl accidentally kills a shooting instructor, and they immediately change the age from 9 to 12, but we have dozens of kids killed in schools, politician shot in the head, dozens killed in social events but… Read more »
Then address the real issue, which is not Guns, they are just a tool that are used in crimes, just like knives, bats, any form of blunt object etc…. How do you propose to keep those out of the wrong hands? How do you propose to keep those object out… Read more »
Very complicated indeed, but the fact we have so-called leaders writing new legislation and policies based upon what lobbyists push, it’s the plaque in our democratic process, that of which is taking our republic away from the people… It’s plain and simple, to see how a legislator votes based upon… Read more »
Yeah the real issue is the world hasn’t realized we live on finite planet, a habitat that has to be respected to maintain balance with, and we don’t give any social or ecological concern in capitalism, and we can never have a consumption economy and think it can be sustainable…… Read more »
A gun is like a parachute…if you need one and you don’t have it, you’ll probably never need one again.
Geez, don’t be so combative Mongo, what are you hiding? LOL, just remember, if you hear the term; “stop resisting, stop resisting” in the middle of doing nothing.. just play dead…