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CHP to conduct its annual Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period

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Posted at 12:35 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 15:35:14-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — CHP will conduct its annual Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period in response to anticipated weekend travel.

CHP recommends that those who do plan to travel to contact the county or state of their destination for information on any local restrictions or directions that may exist for those outside the area.

“No matter what else changes in our world, the people of California can always count on the CHP to provide the highest level of Safety, Service and Security,” CHP commissioner Warren Stanley said. “We will continue to enforce the traffic laws, help motorists who are in trouble, and educate people about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving.”

The focus of the Memorial Day MEP, which runs from 6 p.m. on May 22, to 11:59 p.m. on May 25, is seat belt usage.

“The rules still apply, no matter how little traffic there may be,” Commissioner Stanley cautioned. “Obey the speed limit, fasten your seat belt, drive sober, and put down your phone.”