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CHP Looking For “The Unbuckled”

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Better buckle up when you get behind the wheel.

The California Highway Patrol is launching a major statewide effort to encourage motorists and their passengers to use safety belts.

San Andreas CHP Commander Les Quinn say officers will be on the road with their eyes wide open, looking for anyone without a safety belt.

Quinn says it´s a small percentage of drivers the officers are looking out for, less than 10 percent.

Part of the CHP´s 3 million dollar federal grant is radio, TV and billboard advertising reminding drivers to buckle up.

CHP is also doubling it´s effort to get alcohol and drug impaired drivers off the road during the holiday period.