CHP to increase patrols over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

With the Thanksgiving travel season approaching, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding all motorists to ensure everyone inside their vehicle is buckled up, before heading out.

Whether your travels take you across the country or just across town, buckling up is one way to help secure a safe arrival at your destination.

“Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “As the volume of traffic on the roadways increases, so does the risk of being involved in a serious or deadly collision.”

Providing safety and assistance throughout the state, CHP officers will engage in a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). The Thanksgiving MEP begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, and continues through at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.

Last year, there were 44 people killed in collisions during the Thanksgiving holiday in California.

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