The California Highway Patrol’s “Maximum Enforcement” period remains in effect through Sunday night.
C.H.P. Officer Becky Meyers was Friday’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.
Unfortunately with a recent motorcycle death at the beginnning of November in Valley Springs, Myers said that inattention from vehicle drivers and motorcycle riders have led to an unusually high amount of motorcycle accidents in the past year in both Tuolumne and Calaveras counties.
One notable trend is the increasing amount of bicyclists throughout California. This is thought to be a result of the economy as of late.
The CHP reminds bike peddlers to follow the rules of the road and that it is illegal to ride a bike while intoxicated. This is called a BUI- Bicycling Under The Influence, and if caught that rider will be arrested and taken to jail. The arrest goes on a person’s driving record for three years.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.