The California Highway Patrol (CHP) asks motorists to resolve to start the New Year with safe celebrations. This means planning not to drive impaired or distracted.
The CHP will observe the New Year with a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) from
6:01pm on Friday December 28 2018 thru 11:59pm on Tuesday January 1 2019.
All available personnel will be on duty.
The CHP will focus on impaired drivers, but officers will also watch for distracted driving, speeding, and seat belt violations, as well as motorists in need of assistance.
“Impairment of any kind while driving is illegal. Alcohol, cannabis, or legal or illegal drugs can all affect your driving,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. “Impaired driving is a serious crime that can lead to an arrest, serious injury, or death.”
Planning for a safe ride to and from festivities is easy and smart.
Numerous alternatives to driving impaired are available, including ride-hailing services, public transportation, or calling a taxi or a sober friend or family member.
The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.
For more information please visit California Highway Patrol