CHP Prepared For Holiday Traffic
As Californians prepare for a long holiday weekend of barbeques and road trips, the CHP is gearing up for its Labor Day Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP).
Jamestown CHP Sergeant Don Guy was Friday's KVML "Newsmaker of the Day".
Officers will be on duty during the MEP, which begins at 6 pm on Friday, August 30th and continues through 11:59 pm on Monday, September 3rd.
"This Labor Day weekend the California Highway Patrol is going to be out in full force making sure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend," said Guy. "We always want to emphasize to designate a driver before drinking, make sure that you buckle up, take time to get to your destination and allow for that extra holiday traffic."
Motorists are also reminded to call 9-1-1 if they see a suspected drunk driver. To assist law enforcement, callers should be prepared to provide the dispatcher with a description of the vehicle, its location and direction of travel.
Last year 19 people were killed in collisions on California roadways over the Labor Day weekend. The CHP stresses the importance of wearing a seatbelt and never texting or talking on a handheld cell phone.
The "Newsmaker of the Day" is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.
Written by Mark Truppner