The California Freeway Patrol (CHP) is partnering with 11 different freeway patrols, state patrols, and state police companies for the Western States Visitors Security Coalition visitors security marketing campaign, giving motorists “a dozen causes to not pace.”
Rushing violations would be the goal of regulation enforcement in California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming from Friday, June 25 by way of Sunday, June 27.
“Extreme pace and unsafe driving are a menace to everybody on the roadway,” stated CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “The CHP and our allied state companions will probably be out in drive this weekend with the frequent aim of saving lives by way of pace enforcement.”
The pace enforcement marketing campaign follows a major enhance in speed-related incidents and visitors fatalities in 2020. In California final yr, greater than 500 individuals have been killed and greater than 57,000 others have been injured in crashes brought on by unsafe pace. Additionally final yr, CHP officers issued greater than 28,000 rushing citations to motorists driving in extra of 100 MPH – and 9,300 extra in the course of the first 4 months of 2021.
“Hold your self and people on the highway round you secure. Decelerate and drive at a authorized, secure pace,” added Commissioner Ray.
Along with pace, officers will probably be in search of seat belt and little one security seat violations, proof of distracted driving, and driving underneath the affect. The CHP and the officers and troopers of its allied regulation enforcement companies remind all motorists to drive safely and report any emergencies or harmful drivers by calling 9-1-1.
The mission of the CHP is to supply the best stage of security, service, and safety.