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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  1. wangofango

    Unfortunately on Thanksgiving too many turkeys escape the oven and jump behind the wheel to escape on the highways.

    November 21st, 2012 3:09 pm

  2. Ken Briggs

    that CHP should be out in force til after the first of the year. it,s the courts that mess up . the chp bust them and the courts lets the drunks get away with it . thecourts shoul make the drunks go to AA meetings for life after the first dui .

    November 22nd, 2012 1:50 pm

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