Big Bear, CA, December 19, 2014 – With holiday celebrations upon us, the California Highway Patrol is reminding travelers to buckle up, adhere to the posted speed limit, avoid distractions behind the wheel, and always designate a sober driver.
The CHP’s Christmas enforcement effort begins Wednesday, December 24, at 6 p.m. and continues through Sunday, December 28. During this period, all available officers will be out on the roadways for enhanced enforcement efforts and assisting motorists wherever needed.
“Our intent with the enhanced enforcement efforts during the holiday season is simply to save lives,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “We want everyone to have a happy holiday season this year and ensure nobody is forced to deal with the loss of a loved one.”
An anti-DUI effort is aimed at eliminating drunk-driving by educating Californians about the dangers of driving after consuming alcoholic beverages. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,000 people are killed annually in America by drunk drivers.
“Have a safe, fun, and enjoyable holiday celebration this year,” added Commissioner Farrow. “Just do it responsibly by making the right decisions before you get behind the wheel and always designate a sober driver.”