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CHP to start Maximum Enforcement Period on Christmas Eve

The CHP is preparing for its annual Christmas Day Maximum Enforcement Period beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday.

Posted: Dec 23, 2019 3:36 PM

CALIFORNIA - The CHP is preparing for its annual Christmas Day Maximum Enforcement Period beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday.

The maximum enforcement period will end at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25. During that time, all available officers will be on the road for enhanced enforcement and to assist any drivers who need help.

The CHP said for the holiday season they want to give the gift of traffic safety tips. During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, leave the dashing to the reindeer and take your time to ensure you arrive safely at your destination. 

Another way to stay safe on the road during a time of celebrations is to designate a non-drinking driver, the CHP said. Unfortunately, more than 1,000 drivers did not use this advice prior to the Christmas Day Maximum Enforcement Period in 2018, resulting in 1,166 arrests by CHP officers for DUI.

According to data from the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, at least 16 people were killed and nearly 350 others were injured in collisions involving impaired drivers in California throughout the 102-hour holiday enforcement period last year.

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