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California Highway Patrol to focus on seat belt safety during Memorial Day weekend


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - California Highway Patrol says it will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period from Friday, May 27 to Tuesday, May 31.

Officer Arturo Platero says CHP is trying to prevent deadly crashes.

"Do it responsibly if you are going to consume any alcoholic beverages this weekend do it responsibly, find someone sober to drive not someone who drank and feels sober or there are other ways of transportation," explained Platero.

Officers will be patrolling the highways as families travel for Memorial Day, with a strict focus on seat belts, as well as distracted driving, speeding and anyone suspected to be under the influence.

“Memorial Day should be a time for honoring our fallen heroes and spending time with loved ones,” expressed CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “It should never be marked by tragedy caused by car crashes. Please buckle up, follow all traffic laws, and arrive at your destination safely.”

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