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East County News Service

Nov. 26, 2019 (San Diego) Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, it can also be one of the deadliest on the roadways. CHP officers will educate motorists and enforce traffic safety laws throughout the state to ensure everyone has a safe holiday. Officers will be actively looking for unsafe driving practices, including seat belt violations, speed, distracted driving and, of course, signs of driving impairment.

To help motorists avoid tragedies, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have all available officers on patrol during this maximum enforcement period Wed. Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Dec. 1. 

The San Diego Area is working in conjunction with neighboring CHP offices to ensure safe travel this holiday.  The CHP will be focusing on enforcement on two major thoroughfares, Interstate 5 and Interstate 8. Both highways will be heavily patrolled over the holiday weekend.  Interstate 5 from the U.S. Mexico Border to Orange County and Interstate 8 from San Diego to the Arizona.  

Substantial rain showers are expected to fall on Wednesday, November 27th.  Motorists need to plan ahead and give themselves more time to reach their destination safely, the CHP advises.

Remember, check your tires and windshield wipers to ensure they are in proper working order.  If your wipers are on, your headlights also need to be on.  

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