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 Tuesday December 31 2019 thru 11:59pm on Wednesday January 1 2020.
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.
To help keep the roadways safe, the CHP is joining forces with five other Western states with the slogan, “No safe place for impaired drivers,” to crack down on drunk and drugged driving for the coming holiday weekend.
In partnership with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the state patrols of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington will work as a Western States Traffic Safety Coalition to place special emphasis on the enforcement of drug-impaired driving.
The states will jointly stress that driving under the influence means drugs as well as alcohol in their educational efforts.
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