Every available CHP officer will be on patrol for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, trying to ensure everyone travels safely.

Billed as a “Maximum Enforcement Period,” the CHP’s stepped up traffic enforcement starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

CHP officials said the enforcement particularly is important because during last year’s Thanksgiving weekend, 32 people were killed in collisions on state roads — 52 percent more than the year before — and many weren’t wearing a seatbelt.

Officer Jon Sloat, spokesman for the Sonoma County office, said local units will be joining the crackdown.


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