The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about their participation in the fourth annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive Toward Zero Fatalities.” The CHP, along with many law enforcement agencies across a 2,500 mile stretch of I-40, kicked off their campaign during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Law enforcement agencies all the way from North Carolina ramped up efforts to improve safety on I-40 the long weekend. During the campaign, agencies were encouraged to assign an officer every 20 miles along the I-40 corridor over 12-hour periods on Wednesday and Sunday, the two busiest travel days of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Interstate 40 Challenge
Interstate 40 crosses California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina. The I-40 Challenge has been a major success for California roadway safety. Over the past four years of this challenge, the CHP hasn’t reported a single fatality on I-40. Troopers and officers with the CHP will be working hard this weekend to keep I-40 and other roadways across the State of California safe for travelers and commuters.
Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period
In addition to the Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive Toward Zero Fatalities, the CHP also engaged in their annual Thanksgiving holiday weekend Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). During this time, troopers and members of other law enforcement agencies will be out in full force. They were on the look out for motorists who were under the influence of alcohol or engaging in any other dangerous, negligent or distracted behaviors behind the wheel. Additionally, they called on drivers and passengers in all vehicles to buckle up this weekend, whether they’re going on a cross-country road trip or across town.
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