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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about their upcoming holiday Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). Since the Thanksgiving Holiday is typically one of the most traveled and most dangerous holiday traveler roadways, the CHP will be stepping up their safety enforcement efforts. They’re also calling on motorists to buckle up this weekend and all yearlong. While families are settling in for Thanksgiving eve, Thanksgiving dinner, the big game and other festivities this holiday weekend, CHP officers will be out in full force in efforts to improve roadway safety for travelers and local commuters.

Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period

This year, the MEP will begin at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and run until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 26. CHP troopers and officers from a variety of other law enforcement agencies in California and across the nation will be on the lookout for alcohol-impaired drivers. They will also be focusing on seat belt enforcement. Law enforcement officers will be doing their best to get drunk drivers off of the roadways, but buckling up is still the best and most effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of a crash.

Before You Give Thanks, Buckle Up

According to the CHP, during the 2016 Thanksgiving MEP, among the 27 people killed in crashes within the CHP jurisdiction, 14 were not buckled up at the time of the crash. The CHP is quick to remind motorists that it doesn’t matter how far you have to travel. Whether you’re driving cross-country to visit family members or having a low-key Friendsgiving in your community, you need to buckle up for every trip, every time.

Holiday Weekend Drunk Driving Accidents

If you plan on celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with alcohol, make sure you have a safe ride home. Drunk driving accidents are 100-percent preventable, and nobody should have to lose a loved one due to a preventable and senseless cause during the holidays.

The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. wishes everybody a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday, and if you’ve been injured by a drunk driver in California, contact our office at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation.

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