The California Highway Patrol’s “Maximum Enforcement Period” will go into effect beginning at 6 PM this evening and will continue through 11:59 PM on Sunday night.
C.H.P. Officer Rebecca Meyers was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
This Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Myers reminds everyone that officers will be out in force, looking for minor and major traffic violations.
Additionally, the C.H.P. will be helping with traffic control, during the Sonora Christmas Parade, this Friday evening.
Myers said that officers will be looking for speed violators. inattentive driving (such as texting or talking on the cell phone) and for those who are driving under the influence.
Last year, over one thousand drivers statewide were arrested for D.U.I.’s (driving under the influence).
AAA is predicting a 4.2% increase in the amount of travelers that will be on the road this Thanksgiving.
46.3 million Americans are expected to drive over fifty miles. It would be the highest number since 2007, which is just before the recession hit.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.