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CHP: One DUI arrest every five minutes during Independence Day max enforcement period

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The results of the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) recent Independence Day Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) are a sobering reminder of the consequences resulting from unsafe driving behaviors. Sixty-eight people were killed in crashes throughout the state during the Independence Day MEP, which began at 6:01 p.m. on Friday, June 30, and concluded […]

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CHP looks to secure a safe start to the summer with holiday enforcement efforts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching, and many Californians are preparing to kick off the summer with a holiday gathering or road trip. Forty-five people were killed in crashes in California during last year’s Memorial Day weekend, nearly a 30 percent increase from the same period in 2021.  The California Highway Patrol […]

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CHP Officers recognized with Governor’s Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – During a ceremony held on Friday, February 3, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom recognized California Highway Patrol (CHP) OfficersRyan Ayers and Kenneth Weckman for their actions that went above and beyond the call of duty by awarding them with the Governor’s Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor.  This honor is the highest state award […]

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Two decades of saving lives with California’s Amber Alert

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is celebrating the lifesaving collaboration of many partners behind the scenes, including members of the public, who have helped safely reunite hundreds of abducted children with their families during 20 years of the state’s America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert system. “The tremendous success of this […]

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CHP helps prepare senior drivers for years to come

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 12, 2021 – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is determined to help drivers age 65 and older maintain their driving independence through the support of a yearlong federal grant, Keeping Everyone Safe (KEYS) XIII.  The CHP will continue to offer this in-person and virtual traffic safety program emphasizing roadway safety and mobility […]

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The CHP encourages safe celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. March 17, 2021 – This St. Patrick’s Day, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) remains on alert for impaired drivers, and CHP joins with the California Office of Traffic Safety in reminding drivers to travel safely. “The CHP is committed to making California’s roadways safe for all who use them.” said CHP Commissioner Amanda […]

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California Highway Patrol Goes on Tactical Alert

SACRAMENTO, Calif. January 15, 2021 – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Amanda Ray today issued the following statement announcing the CHP would go on tactical alert ahead of the upcoming Presidential Inauguration: “For many months, the CHP has worked closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the outcome of the election […]

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CHP Joins with Law Enforcement throughout the West to Help Usher In a Safe New Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 31, 2020 – With California advising residents to stay home as much as possible, avoid gatherings, and not travel significant distances to reverse the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, New Year’s Eve 2020 may look noticeably different than years past. One thing that will look familiar: The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will […]

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CHP Focused on Eliminating Distracted Driving

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 10, 2020 – Distracted driving can be a life-changing choice resulting in crashes and the deaths of thousands of people every year in the United States. Driven to make a difference, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has implemented a yearlong Adult Distracted Drivers grant designed to keep California roads safe through education […]

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Traffic Safety Benefits as More Californians Stay at Home

SACRAMENTO, Calif. May 19, 2020 – While Californians observe the stay-at-home order during the Coronavirus pandemic, the state’s roadways and those who use them are seeing the impact.  With traffic volume down, the number of incidents on California’s roadways, including collisions and arrests for driving under the influence (DUI), continue to decline. “People are adhering […]

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CHP is serving up safety for the holiday travel season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 25, 2019 – As millions of motorists head out for the Thanksgiving holiday, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is prepared for one of the busiest travel weekends in America.  Unfortunately, in the past, Thanksgiving has also been one of the deadlier holidays on our roadways. To help motorists arrive at their destinations […]

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