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CHP Officials Enforce Safe Driving During The Holidays

Sonora, CA– California Highway Patrol Officials are cautioning motorists to drive defensively during the upcoming holiday weekend.

CHP Lt. Mike Ayala reminds drivers to obey the speed limit, don´t drink and drive, and be sure to buckle up. He adds that travelers should allow plenty of drive time as traffic tie-ups can be expected. Last year, 60 people were killed in California during the Thanksgiving driving period, half of whom were not wearing a seat belt.

There were also more than 1,500 people arrested for driving under the influence of either drugs and/or alcohol. CHP officials say they will be implementing the Maximum Enforcement Period, putting every available officer on the road.

Written by Alisha.cruz