If you are going to be out and about this upcoming memorial day holiday, you better make sure to buckle up.
The California Highway Patrol says it will conduct a maximum enforcement period to check for seat belt use. This beginning Friday evening at six o’clock and running through midnight, Monday, May 28th. Not only will officers be watching closely to see if you have a seat belt on, they’ll also be on the look-out for distracted drivers, and impaired drivers as well.
Last year, 45 people died in car crashes statewide over Memorial Day weekend. Of those, 70 percent were not wearing seat belts. More than 900 people were also arrested during the same time last year for driving under the influence.
CHP’s, Paul Craft, tells us during a maximum enforcement period, all available officers are put into patrol rotation to maximize their coverage of the area.