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CHP Notes New Roadway Safety Laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Dec. 17, 2018 – New laws approved by the California Legislature in 2018 will affect roadway safety in several ways, including helmet use on bicycles and motorized scooters, hit-and-run on bicycle paths, modified exhaust systems, and enhanced safety for refuse collection vehicles. To support its mission of providing the highest levels of Safety, […]

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CHP Goes ‘Online’ to Help Alert the Public When a Person Goes Missing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 29, 2018 – When a person goes missing, every second counts.  As the statewide coordinator for the AMBER, Silver, and Blue Alert programs, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) understands that time is of the essence and is using technology to help expedite the recovery process. “Whether a child or at-risk adult has […]

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CHP Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period: A day to give thanks, every day to drive safely

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 19, 2018 – Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest on the roadways.  To help motorists avoid tragedies, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have all available officers on patrol during this Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). The MEP begins at 6:01 […]

Posted inLife

CHP Promotes Child Passenger Safety

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Sept. 21, 2018 – Every day, thousands of parents and caregivers in California travel with children in their vehicle.    During Child Passenger Safety Week, September 23-29, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will work with its traffic safety partners throughout the state to make sure all children are riding safely. In a nationwide study, […]

Posted inRegional

CHP to conduct sobriety/driver license checkpoint in western Nevada County

Grass Valley, Calif. August 28, 2018 – The Grass Valley office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Saturday, September 1, 2018, somewhere within western Nevada County. This checkpoint is being conducted in conjunction with the CHP’s Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) in through the extended Labor Day holiday weekend. […]

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DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze

SACRAMENTO, CA December 27, 2017 – The issue of drivers under the influence of drugs (DUID), rather than alcohol, is an increasingly serious problem in California. Faced with more instances of DUID, state and local officials are reiterating the message that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” The message takes on increased importance as the state […]