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CHP Ready For Labor Day Weekend

While many Mother Lode residents enjoy one final summer vacation this weekend, the California Highway Patrol will be out in full force in both Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties.

C.H.P. Officer and Spokesperson Toby Butzler of the Calaveras County office, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

The C.H.P. labels this weekend, the third and final “Maximum Enforcement Period” of the warm weather months for 2016.

Specific attention will be paid to those not obeying the speed limit, distracted driving, those suspected of driving under the influence and those who are not wearing their seatbelts.

Butzler says all officers will be on the lookout for any type of erratic driving from any two-wheeler, four wheeler or even eighteen wheeler.

The final word from the C.H.P. … drive safe and buckle up!

Additionally, throughout the Mother Lode, school is back in session and that means that school buses are back on the local roadways.

Butzler said, “The newer buses now have yellow lights and red lights. When you see the yellow lights, it is a warning that the red lights will be coming on. It works similar to a regular traffic light.”

Motorists must stop both ways when a school bus has its red lights on.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.