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CHP emphasizing safety this Thanksgiving weekend

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 14:49:36-05

Thanksgiving weekend is not only one of the busiest travel times of the year but can also be the deadliest on the roadways.

As Californians plan for the Thanksgiving holiday during the ongoing pandemic, the California Highway Patrol is reminding everyone the rules of driving safety are just as crucial as ever.

To encourage safe travel, the CHP will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 29.

During the MEP, CHP officers will be actively looking for unsafe driving practices as well as helping motorists in need.

The rules of the road still apply during the pandemic, and motorists should avoid driving tired, impaired, or distracted.

Those who must be on the road, remember to buckle up. Proper seat belt use is the single most effective way to save a life in the event of a crash.

When you are traveling for the holiday, or any time of the year, make sure everyone in the vehicle is safely secured before even starting the car, and that includes children being in the correct child safety seats.