CHP “maximum enforcement period”




chpcarSACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the public prepares for Memorial Day weekend, the California

Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to buckle up, drive the speed limit, and designate a

non-drinking driver. These friendly reminders are part of the upcoming CHP Maximum

Enforcement Period (MEP) that begins Friday, May 23, at 6:01 p.m. and continues through

Monday, May 26, at 11:59 p.m.

“We encourage the public to put measures in place ahead of time to help make their road trip

safe and enjoyable,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Leave early and allow for additional

traffic delays, eliminate distractions behind the wheel, buckle up, and always designate a sober


Last year, the 40 people killed in collisions in California during Memorial Day weekend

represented a 60 percent increase from the same period in 2012. Among those who died within

CHP jurisdiction, 40 percent were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

The MEP coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ongoing “Click

It or Ticket” campaign, which continues through June 1, 2014.

“Seat belts and child safety seats increase a person’s chance of surviving a collision,” added

Commissioner Farrow. “Protect yourself and those that you love every trip, every time, and

insist they buckle up.”

Keeping the roadways free from impaired drivers is another key component to increasing travel

safety this holiday weekend. During the 2013 Memorial Day MEP, the CHP made more than

1,200 arrests for driving under the influence.

The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service,

and Security to the people of California.



11 Responses to CHP “maximum enforcement period”

  1. Trouble May 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    So what’s the quota this weekend?

    • Roy May 23, 2014 at 11:17 am #

      Cops don’t have quotas,,, they can write as many as they want…

    • Wayne Deja May 23, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

      Trouble…..That depends on how many dumb drivers there’s going to be on Memorial Day weekend….my guess is a LOT !!

  2. Rick O'Brien May 23, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    Anyone dumb enough to draw attention to themselves by speeding , driving while texting, or any other obvious behavior that says “Hey guys…look at me”, ESPECIALLY when the CHP let’s you know (in advance) they’re gonna be out there, DESERVES a damn ticket. (don’t you agree?)

  3. HorribleStateEmployee May 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm #

    Our quota is ZERO. Zero deaths on the highway is our quota every day of the year.

    • Trouble May 24, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      Firemen and paramedics really save lives. Police just like to believe they do.

      • Benett Kessler May 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

        Trouble, you’re a bad boy! BK

      • Jon Boyer May 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

        I was a police officer for over 33 years. I pulled people from burning cars long before fire or paramedics arrived. I delivered babies long before fire or paramedics arrived. I did CPR several times long before fire or paramedics arrived. I used the heimlich maneuver several times long before fire or paramedics arrived. I pulled people from burning houses long before fire or paramedics arrived. I once stood waste deep in a near freezing creek holding a young ladies head above water in an overturned car for over an hour before fire or paramedics arrived.

        Trouble, I have saved lives and you’re all wet and have no idea what you’re talking about.

        • Benett Kessler May 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

          Thank you, Jon.

        • Wayne Deja May 24, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

          Mr.Jon Boyer….please don’t take “trouble’s” post personal….In many of his past posts,he has defended drunk drivers when they were arrested and charged with a DUI,insulting more than one poster on this site,including myself,that has lost a family member to a drunk driver accident….he defends anyone pulled over and/or arrested with a drug charge….one time he defended a DUI driver going 100+ MPH down Sherwin Grade.Once,he insulted workers(and their “silly uniforms”) at a McDonalds for reporting a DUI driver with a 911 call to alert the police….He’s VERY anti-Law Enforcement…..and claims he’s never had any “trouble” with the law making him feel….and post… the way he does…..but some of us doubt that’s the truth….it’s either that, or he just posts the way he does trying to garner negative attention and hoping for a negative reaction….which he does get…you know what I mean ?,kinda like what the early-teen kids do when they post on facebook.

  4. Soc 101 May 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    In a perfect society, you want to be the one who can tote a gun around.


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