BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol is putting more of their officers out on patrol during the Memorial Day Weekend as part of the agency's maximum enforcement period.
The maximum enforcement period begins at 6 p.m. Friday and lasts until the end of Monday.
Officers will be focusing on distracted drivers, drivers under the influence and people not wearing their seatbelts.
"We ask that people have sober drivers or use other means of transportation such as taxis or Uber or whatever's available to them at that time. so we want them to plan ahead for this weekend," said Frank Valdepena, a CHP officer.
Since the stay-at-home order went into effect in March - we've had a 75 percent drop in crashes compared to the same time last year.
Officers are also reminding people to seat children younger than eight on the backseat of the car.
Thirty-four people died on California's highways last Memorial Day weekend.