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  • CHP plans Labor Day maximum enforcement period

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  • VICTORVILLE — California Highway Patrol officials said the CHP is preparing for its annual Labor Day maximum enforcement period which begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Monday.
    “While many people will spend the long weekend celebrating with their friends and family, the law enforcement community will be on patrol working to keep the highways hazard free,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow in a news release. “Our main goal through this high-visibility enforcement effort is to prevent tragedies from occurring.”
    During last year’s Labor Day weekend, CHP officials said 49 people were killed in collisions on California roadways, a 40 percent increase from the same period in 2012. More than 70 percent of those killed in collisions within CHP jurisdiction were not wearing a seat belt, CHP officials reported.
    CHP officials said if you see a suspected drunk driver, call 9-1-1. Be prepared to assist the dispatcher by giving a description of the vehicle, the license plate number, location, and direction of travel. Before you call, be aware of your surroundings, especially streets, highways, directions, city or nearest town within which you are calling.
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