California Highway Patrol agents continued Thursday to step up operations in San Diego County and statewide to catch drunk and drug-impaired drivers, as well as other traffic violators, in as part of the agency’s annual Thanksgiving Weekend Enforcement Campaign.
The “maximum runtime” began at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, according to the CHP.
During the period, all available CHP officers will be on duty, looking for unsafe driving practices, including seat belt violations, speeding, distracted driving and signs of OK driving. intoxicated.
“Wherever you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving, drive safely,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “When you get behind the wheel, make sure that you and all of your passengers buckle up before you leave, and always remember to avoid distractions. “
Thanksgiving weekend is considered one of the busiest travel times of the year, which warrants increased enforcement, according to the CHP.
During the comparable period of last year, the CHP arrested 868 motorists statewide on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol, and 33 people died on California roads, 14 of whom were not wearing their seat belts.