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DUI & Seat belt Crackdown

 

Last updated 5/26/2016 at 9:44am

Friday, May. 27 sees the start of a statewide "maximum enforcement period." as the CHP begin a DUI & Seat belt crackdown.

Beginning Friday at 6:01 p.m., until Monday at 11:59 p.m, agency officials say they'll be looking out for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They'll also be focusing on seat belt usage and be on the lookout for distracted drivers.

"Everyone inside the vehicle should be safely secured every trip, every time. Seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and death," said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. "It takes only seconds to buckle up, and those seconds could literally save your life. Furthermore, California law requires that all children under the age of eight to be properly secured in a child safety seat."

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